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My son, William, started Kindergarten this year. He has been excited since the beginning of the summer. He got a new backpack and school supplies for his birthday, and he’s been dying to use them all.
I’ve been excited for him, too. And scared. Scared that he’ll make friends, that he’ll be successful in class. That the days we homeschool, he’ll actually listen to me. I’ve been scared of all these things and more for a while now, but it didn’t occur to me until just before school started to be worried about the stamina it would take to make it through this new schedule, for me and for him.
This all became extremely apparent on the first day of school.
OH MY GOSH, YOU GUYS. He came home from school acting like a crazy person. He was hyper and over tired and saying silly insane things. He couldn’t control his limbs and was dancing around and laughing uncontrollably. He was EXHAUSTED.
When I finally heard how the day went, turns out he had a “hard time listening.” He got upset about having to sit on the letter G on the carpet in class because, you know, he’s 5. He could NOT recover. As an August birthday, he got to wear a crown while they sang happy birthday, but he was still mad about the “G incident.” This is his Happy Birthday face.
School is hard work, physically, emotionally, mentally. I need to take care of my boy, so he can carry on, learn and participate in class, to the best of his ability.
But it’s so super hard.
We barely have time for breakfast in the morning, and then when he comes home from school, I find out that he barely ate lunch! He’s so eager to play at recess, he just gobbles up what he can and ditches the rest. After just a couple weeks, I could tell some things needed to change.
I need to start a lifetime of healthy habits for me and my kids. I need to make sure I start the kids early with healthy habits that will keep them going for years to come. Healthy habits that will give them the energy they need to keep going, keep learning, keep exploring, keep enjoying life. We’ve been eating pretty well and taking multi-vitamins for a while, but with the new pressures on our time and our bodies, I’ve realized how important quality is.
I’m choosing high-quality vitamins and supplements from Nature Made® to start Will’s year on track. No matter how healthy I make his lunch, I can’t force him to eat it at school when he’d rather be playing! But if I start his day with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies I know he’s getting the essential daily nutritional support he may be lacking, in a delicious, easy-to-chew gummy. Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies come in great-tasting all- natural fruit flavors that Will LOVES, like Orange, Cherry & Mixed Berry. Not only do they taste great, they help fill many of the key nutrient gaps from his diet and support overall health.†
Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies contain 12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc. AND YOU GUYS. You can get them at Target!
After dropping Will off at school, I took the twins for a Target run, picking myself up a latte on the way because, of course. I found the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies on the top row in the vitamin aisle right away and had plenty of time to meander around and sip my coffee with my girlies.
I’m so happy starting his day with daily nutritional support, knowing that I’m helping his education and overall health in one easy, delicious, gummie bite. Now, hopefully, he’ll come home a little less wacko. Fingers crossed.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.