The Kindergarten Blues
It’s that time. Time to register our youngest for kindergarten. How did this happen? The days are long, but the years most certainly are short. When we went to register Adelaide for kindergarten last year, it was exciting and surreal. We knew she was ready. Girlfriend had been asking to go to school since she could talk! She was excited to go to the big school and register.
Marshall on the other hand, he’s a bit of a wild card, or so I thought. Before this school year, I worried about him going to school. He has so much energy. He also has a later birthday, so he is one of the younger ones. And, he’s my baby. But this was a special year. I had the honor and privilege to teach Marshall in my pre-k class. Much to my surprise, he is a totally different child at school, even with mommy as his teacher. He sits well, raises his hand, and tries so hard to do his work. And holy moly, that kid has learned SO MUCH! I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that he is ready for kindergarten. But mommy and daddy might not be.
It was definitely an emotional day, but we know he’s ready. We are excited to be saving money on our daycare costs next year, but our kids are growing so fast!! So, we will celebrate with them. We will spend as much quality time with them as we can and make as many memories as possible. Because as I have said before, the days are long, but the years are short. We blinked, and both kids are in elementary school. I’m afraid to blink again or they will be off to college!
What’s a mom to do though when it comes to forging new friendships after becoming a mom? Back in college it was so easy to make friends. You were surrounded by peers in the same stage of life as you. Now you are grown up, have a full-time job, plus a family. Who has time to seek out friends like you did in college?