My youngest child is like my little shadow. She goes where I go, and is happy to just be near me! She plays quietly on her own, and is easily entertained. We sing together in the car and play games as we shop in the grocery store. After shopping for years with a toddler in tow, its been blissful to have her all “grown-up”! The days of temper tantrums are fading and the days of her begging for her nails to be painted have arrived. And I’ve been perfectly content for so long! But now, suddenly…here I am filling out an application and not even sure what to think about it. I’ve obviously known she would start school next year, for a long time…like since she was born LOL. But it was always in the future, not really a thing to worry about or think about. I’m not ready guys. I’m not ready for her to stop being my baby, my own little buddy and partner in all things. Sigh. I know all things change, and it’s time for a new phase in life, but I’m just not quite ready to let go. At least I have many months before she ACTUALLY starts going…in the meantime, I’m going to go squeeze my little playmate in a big bear hug.
Has your youngest started school yet? Did you feel as nostalgic as me about it? Did you cry when you went home to an empty house? Any advice to make that transition easier? Leave me a comment and share your experiences!
Aleesha Bake - Change does keep things interesting, that’s for sure!November 25, 2015 – 12:20 pm
Sarah Baird - I’m worried about Miranda starting kindergarten already and she isn’t even old enough yet! I’m sure this next stage of life for you guys will be exciting though. Can’t get too comfortable with life, right? Change makes things exciting.November 23, 2015 – 9:23 am
Stacy Young - Yes, I cried when my baby went to kindergarten. Knowing he’s my last makes those milestones even more bittersweet. What really surprised me was how hard I cried when I dropped him off for his LAST day of kindergarten. He looked over his shoulder, blew me a kiss, and said, “Next time you see me, I’ll be a 1st grader!”. Like the passage of time was visible in an instant. All too fast!November 7, 2015 – 2:55 am