Monday, August 3, 2009

Registration

This morning I got KiKi registered for nursery school. Egads! My baby is growing up. We snagged the LAST spot for the mornings. While I am excited about her starting school, I was dragging my feet when it came to signing her up. I know she needs to go. She needs to be around other children. I am gonna miss her though. She is my buddy. She is funny. She is my baby. Signing her up for school seems like the end of her babyhood to me. I just don't know if I am ready for it. Deep breaths, Kat, deep breaths.

26 comments:

Yaya said...

Aw, it'll be okay.

Irish Gumbo said...

Bittersweet, yes? Another milepost on the road...and keep taking those deep breaths, hold them, then let them go...:)

Chairman Bill said...

Never mind about her needing to be around other children - sounds like you do too!

Michele said...

Sending that baby off is pretty hard but well worth it for both of you.

A Mom on Spin said...

I think you're going to find that you secretly love it!

Just wait and see. . .

mo.stoneskin said...

I dread the day our baby starts school. That's why I live in a state of denial.

Sandy said...

A big step for both of you. She'll love it!

Smitten by Britain said...

Go Kiki, go Kiki, go Kiki!
She'll do great.

I was with my niece yesterday and her five year old is starting kindergarten. My son is starting his senior year. I told her that it is all over in the blink of an eye. I can't believe how quickly it went. Enjoy every minute of it.

Cammie said...

my baby starts kindergarden next week. I feel your pain

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

Just wait till she starts kindergarden....I cried the day I left my 3rd child there (secretly and once I'd walked back to the car of course). Hang in there; you will start to love those moments you get for other things.

Badass Geek said...

Time flies, eh?

Bittersweet.

The Laughing Idiot said...

My baby starts kindergarten next week *sniff, sniff*

Just a heads up, be prepared for a bittersweet post next Wednesday.

I guess it's a rite of passage for both kids and parents - they start an exciting adventure, we learn to let go a little more.

Geez, now I've got tears in my eyes and I'm not wearing water-proof mascara. I gotta grab a tissue now.

Joanie M said...

The first day is hard. But then you'll realize that you have 3 hours a day of FREEDOM!!

Jenni said...

oh, sniff, sniff, the baby! I didn't put Oscar in nursery school this fall for the same reason - I'm just not ready to see him go. he is funny and fun and I like having him around. So we'll wait until he's three.

rachael chatoor said...

Once you get used to it you will love the freedom!
Good luck Momma, make sure to smile when you drop her off, even if you feel like crying, let her see you smile~!

for a different kind of girl said...

It is a bit of a heart-catching moment, isn't it, when you realize your baby is old enough to start school, especially when it really is your baby! I imagine she'll have a great time, and you'll hold strong!

Jen said...

You are putting your baby in school this fall and I am putting my oldest in school this fall for the first time.
Let's freak out together.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Just picture it, mornings to yourself.... yeah, I thought that would make you smile. :-)

Captain Dumbass said...

Just wait until you get back from dropping her off at school and the house is quiet. Golden silence.

bigmamacass said...

No I hear ya. I dread it and I still have a year and a half before I have to deal with it! *gasp*

Ms. Salti said...

After a while you'll start looking forward to some "Me" time while she's at school!

SparkleFarkle said...

You, know, maybe I shouldn't be saying this just now, but... one of my BIGGEST regrets is that I thought I HAD to sent my little daughter to nursery school. An even BIGGER regret of mine (and hers, as well-- my daughter is going on seventeen now, but she still and often reminds me of this fact) is that I SENT HER at all. You can't get those days back. EVER. (After about 3 months --if that, I withdrew her. At home, WE had the moments together that make for memories. AND, surprising to The Masses, she didn't turn out to be a social outcast as a result of the no nursery school policy.) My point, I guess, is if it doesn't feel right, DON'T "should" on yourself. You're not the only one who might regret it, if you do.

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Awwww, it will be okay!

Michelle said...

Wait until her last day of preschool. It wasn't a very good day for me. I didn't cry at all when Hannah went to kindy. I was so happy to have all 4 of them in school but realizing she was done with preschool just about ruined me.

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Laura McIntyre said...

It will be great, i bet she will love it.
I was the same way with my first , with my second though i was like can i do it already....counting down the days till she can start next year