parenting decisions

Happy Monday lovelies! Did you have the best and most fabulous weekend?! We had a great one!  I am loving these weekends where we have nothing going on! Such a breath of fresh air to have nothing to do and nowhere to be and to just be here at the house, hanging out, together. We had lots of park time and lots of over-indulging…mainly on mason jar shortcakes! I made them 4 nights in a row! I was not kidding when I said that we love them! Ha!

weekend pics june 24Anywho, today is a big day in our fancy household! Teddy starts a new school today! I am overcome with a mix of emotions because he was at his old school for 2 years and with the same amazing teacher for two years. It was time for change for numerous reasons, but I am still struggling with it and am worrying constantly that we didn’t make the “right choice.”  Teddy has always loved school. He is the toddler who begged me to start school, right after Reagan was born and he loves going and the day he walked into his classroom for the first time, he never looked back. I cried of course but it didn’t phase him and he has always loved it. He started out going three days a week and he always wanted to go more than that. I love that he loves school. I often wonder if it will be like this forever. I always loved school growing up, but I did because of the social aspect (I’m a people person…in case you couldn’t tell! Ha!)…I think that’s the same reason he likes it, but he also loves the learning aspect! He has been out of school for a week and asks daily when he can go back to school. So funny to me but nice that he loves it so much!

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Today, Teddy starts a week of summer camp at the new school, then has a week off and then does one more week of summer camp there. Then the actual school year begins in September, but to me this is the first day. I have been praying like crazy that we made the right choice and I am so hoping that he goes today and has the best day and can’t wait to go back tomorrow! These are the kind of parenting decisions that we make and then I stress and worry over them for months. I can’t help it. I just do. I’m a total worrywart. It’s always been a struggle for me and I have to work on it daily. My hubs tells me that it’s not anything to stress over and that he’ll be just fine and he’ll adapt. I just can’t help but wonder if this is/was a good decision. At four years old, I can guarantee that this will NOT be the hardest decision or choice that we will have to make as parents and maybe it sounds crazy to people that I am even stressed over it at all…but, I am. I know someday I’ll look back on this and laugh that I was so worried about it. I’m just praying that I look back and realize it wasn’t that big of a deal because the transition was easy for him.

 I moved a lot as a kid, which meant a lot of different schools and now as an adult, I feel like that shaped who I am so much. I feel like all of these choices and decisions that we make as parents shape who our kids become and I honestly believe that begins at an early age. So, of course I am concerned about this minor blip in Teddy’s school career. I moved in the middle of my junior year of high school and it was a great experience for me. I suppose that it’s all relative and in this moment, as I type this, I am praying that my Teddy has a great experience in this new school environment and that this will be a good decision and that I won’t look back on this with any amount of regret at all. I hope the only regret that I have is just how much I worried about it! Ha! 🙂 I will keep you posted on how it goes!

What about you? Have you had a similar experience with your child or some words of wisdom on this subject? I’d love to hear from you! Have a fabulous and blessed Monday!

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