Three Months and Counting

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In less than 3 months this sweet baby of mine will be starting Kindergarten.

Sigh.

I’m not ready. She is, but I’m most definitely not.

I thought I was … especially when I dreamed of the extra free time around the house, fewer messes, no more whining all day long and a few less of the dreaded “mom, I’m bored”.

But then I also remembered I’ll be missing the funny little dinosaur groan she makes when she first wakes up, the little head of bouncing curls hopping into my bed to cuddle before getting our day started and the crazy, funny giggles she makes all day long. I hope her teacher appreciates that laugh as much as I do.

She’s a happy little girl that I don’t want to let go of just yet. I say that as she reminds me she only has 7 days of pre-school left and then she’ll be going to her new school. She probably even has her backpack picked out already and it’s not even summer.

I’m suppose I’m happy knowing that she’s happy and ready to start school with no fear, no reservations. I should be proud of that. But I still don’t want to let her go.

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  1. I am scared about my daughter starting pre school in September! She is 2 and I know it is the best thing for her, but being a stay at home Mum and spending every moment with her since the day she was born, it is going to be so different! Being from the child care sector before having my little one, I know she will be getting the best care and everything she needs to socialise and learn, but what about me!!!???

  2. Awww gosh how I remember those days! I cried the entire first day of Kindergarten… Taylor was just fine. I was the wreck.

    My Dad took me to a “Boo Hoo Breakfast”… pancakes did seem to help some ;)

    • That was really sweet of your dad.

      I’m dreading the first day but I better learn to get over it because I’ve still got one more that heads there in two years. :/

  3. Those curls are adorable! It sounds like she’s ready to take on the world. I was told that I was mad when I started kindergarten because I didn’t know how to read yet.

    • Oh she is. This girls is everything I’m not … outgoing, sunny, just an all around cheerful girl that can make friends with anyone. I’m sure she’ll have an amazing time with Kindergarten, although I have a feeling I’ll get a few phones having to do with her “talking too much”. :)

  4. Our oldest just started K this year and was so ready to go. Instead of 3 at home, Brian has had 2 and boy did that change his world. Next year Sophie will be .5 day preschool every day and Matthew will be in .5 preschool two days a week. Brian will have two days where he has no kids for 4 hours and 3 days where he only has 1 for 4 hours. He has already said he isn’t sure what he will do! They are so excited though we find we have to hide our thoughts around them and remember to enjoy the fact they are growing and thriving!

    • Oh gosh, I can totally relate. Matt and Kaydee will be at school all day, every day and Emma will be at pre-school for 3 hours, 2 days a week. All this dreaming of free time and I just know the minute I get it, I won’t know what to do with it.

  5. She seems like one of those people that would just THRIVE in school, making all sorts of new friends and enjoying every last minute of it until she has to go home :)

    I think what you’re feeling is quite normal!

  6. First off, she is absolutely ADORABLE! I love those curls!! And yes, they DO grow too fast, ugh. My little girl will be going to kindergarten next fall and my son will be graduating from kindergarten next month. Man I have tears in my eyes just thinking of that :( I just want to wrap my arms around them and keep them all to my self FOREVER! and you brought tears to my eyes explaining what you will miss about your little girl :( HUGS mama!!!!!

    • (((HUGS))) I think if I had to send two of them to Kindergarten back to back I’d be curled up crying my eyes out.

  7. It never dawned on me that we have girls the same age! My oldest starts Kindergarten in August. She is starting to actually have intelligent conversations with me. When we play dolls there are plots and she is so logical (far from the dreamy/silly girl I am). Cat, I WAS excited about Kindergarten till this post. LOL Now you got me all thinking about my Lizzie, and how grown up she is…..*sigh* I still have 2 babies at home. I won’t be sad yet. Not yet. But baby David keeps asking when he can go to preschool…..

  8. Ohmygoodness she’s so grown up. Hard to believe she’s going off to Kindergarten.

    When Kai started the big K I was so emotional, you give her to the world. Forever she’s changed. I totally get it. Hard to believe she’s already that old, and soon we’ll be sending out little ones off to pre-k too.

  9. Eliza Cheng says:

    My daughter is doing great at school. She is going to be 3 this July. She started going to pre-nursery a month ago. All my worries and thought before were just me thinking too much. I was afraid she might not be able to adapt well… afraid she might get into troubles with her peers and teachers… Well after one month in school, she is doing great… She loves school… She has new friends, learn new songs, new things from her teacher…

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