I registered my first daughter for Kindergarten today. The whole process took about 6 minutes out of my morning. Funny, it has taken hours and hours of restless nights, days on days of worry, and months of research for such a simple task.
I like the school. It actually reminds me of my Elementary School that I grew up attending. I like the location, the people were sweet – and understanding – and the halls were colorful and festive.
I hate the school. It is taking my baby. My first born. My infant.
She is not ready. Ok, maybe I am not ready but I am blaming it on her because I am a 38 year old woman and I should know better!
She, actually, is super excited and her teacher’s say she is more than ready. But what do they know? Except they do.
The test just gave me two lines. The Doctor just told me it is a girl. I just decorated her nursery and had a baby shower! I was just up all night with her nursing away. She was just in diapers. She just learned to crawl… to sit… to walk… to run. She just potty trained and moved to a big girl cup. I just put her in pre- school. She just mastered the tricycle and got a big girl bike for her birthday! She just started reading words.
She just got registered for Kindergarten.
How did this happen? This instant transformation to a little girl. No more baby rolls, baby fuzz on her head, or baby coos. Now it is nail polish and lip gloss and dressing herself. The only evidence of her infancy hanging on a wall. She’ll even lose her baby teeth soon.
What will I do all day without her? My constant companion, best friend, hardest challenge? How do I rearrange my days to allow for her to be gone more than she is here? Where do I find the courage to trust that she is OK where ever she is?
I suppose it is like every other milestone in her life. I worry and stress about her hitting one, wish to God that she would not so soon, but once the routine of it settles in, it seems to work out OK.
So maybe if I start to approach it more as a good thing… a new opportunity… a new milestone, I might just make it.
But I am still not ready.
I registered my youngest for kindergarten a few months ago.
I am sooooooo ready!
LOL!! SO maybe by my 3rd going I’ll need the break?!!? ;)
I am not ready either – mine also is registered for fall.
I’ll be here that day – holding hands and handing out virtual hankies!!
but this is our goal with our children- to raise them and help them grow and learn- so, it is as it should be. You days will now be filled with other activities; baking cookies for school functions, planning class birthday parties.. and – don’t forget- most schools LOVE when you can come volunteer and read to the kids or something!
it’ll all be good…. (and if not- do what I did- pull them out and homeschool them..LOL)
I love it! “Yes let them go… but if you don’t like it, yank em back!”
Perfect! And yes, i can always take her out! ;)
Your so great!! HAHA!
the funny thing is, I was never upset/sad when they were old enough to go to school. I was just like “well, this is part of life. it is time for school- this is how it is”- I wasn’t weepy or anything…. and yet after 1.5 years of it, I was ready to have them home again….LOL
I have a feeling I will be the same way. Esp after my third goes to school!! I can not even imagine!
I registered mine too, my oldest, my first born. I guess because I taught K, I wasn’t all that nervous or anything. I’m actually really looking forward to it. I like the school, it’s ok I guess for where we live, but, we’ll see. I might be a little sick about it that first day, but with another one that’s little, I have my hands full, and it will be nice to give the little one some alone time, then spend my evenings doing homework and having fun with the oldest.
Like you said, if you’re not happy, you can always pull her out and homeschool her! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! ♥ BJ
Its funny, you thing I would be so excited with 2 other little ones at home!! I sure love it when my older 2 are a t preschool! There is just something so long about the days at Kindergarten!!
Oh letting go to school the first day is heart wrenching. Letting them turn into a teen is heart wrenching…letting them turn 16 is devastating…we are at the turning 16. I am sure 18 and college will not be any easier.
i can’t wait for mine to start school only cause he’ll make new friends, i’ll make new friends, I get to pack him fun lunches, get to get school supplies again, cute backpacks! OOOOoooo too much to love but yes they grow too fast, way too fast for any mothers heart to bear.
Man I feel that way about our 2 year old. Its so funny that nine months you wait to hold them for the first time takes forever!!! Then you blink and suddenly they are all grown up. Crazy! Of course I haven’t had to register my child for kindergarten yet, but I sort of understand. Can’t believe its been two years already!
I know!! I wish that we had more than pictures and memories to keep them little!