Registering My Baby For Kindergarten


This is the part where I talk about how sad I am that my youngest, my baby will be heading off to Kindergarten this year. I am still trying to wrap my mind around how fast things are happening. While I’ve never been one to live in the past, when it comes to your kids, I think it’s different. You see them changing right before your eyes. Braidy, to me has gotten taller, smarter and more five over the last several months, yet I still see a toddler in him. A little pudgy bellied bow-legged baby toddling around in a diaper giggling as I chase him down the hall. 

But at the age of five, his baby fat has disappeared. He’s not bow-legged anymore. Not pudgy but in fact quite skinny and definitely taller. He’s changing and even though I keep trying to think of reasons why he’s not ready for Kindergarten and all the songs for babies they’ll sing along too, but he’s ready. It’s mommy who isn’t ready. So a few weeks ago, we headed over to the elementary school and registered him to start the next phase of his life….the school years. 

This is the part where I worry. I even worry about my 8-year-old and the impression other kids leave on him. I know other parents don’t parent like I do. They allow certain things to influence their kids that I wouldn’t allow. I also probably allow influences around my kids that other parents wouldn’t allow. We all parent a little differently and what concerns one parent, doesn’t concern another. So this is the time when parents have to let go and rely on that village to help raise their child. I could really talk about the subject of education forever, but that’s a subject for another post.

I will say that with both my kids in school it will give me more time to spend growing this blog and turning it more into a business. I’m doing the education part of that right now with Elite Blog Academy that will hopefully teach me everything I need to know to get it going in the right direction, it’s been heading in the right direction, but I know it can be better. I’m getting ready to dive into unit 2 and build this blog up to what it’s supposed to be and it will be great to focus on it more when both my kids are in school and I’m not having to divide my time so much. 

So with every bittersweet growth spurt, there is something to look forward too. You always have to look for the good in any kind of change. Change can be a really good thing. Hold on to those memories but keep moving forward because that’s really the only healthy direction you can move in. 

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I'm just a mom of two boys living in Northern Colorado. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, volunteering at my church and reading a plethora of Christian self help books.

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I'm just a mom of two boys living in Northern Colorado. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, volunteering at my church and reading a plethora of Christian self help books.

19 thoughts on “Registering My Baby For Kindergarten

  1. I loved kindergarten so much. I thought it was so cool, that my teacher, Miss Lynda, had her name spelled like actress Lynda Carter, who played tv’s “Wonder Woman”. I liked her because she had red hair like me and was kind like my mom. My best friends were April, and April!(laughing, two Aprils, one blond) I learned so many things, like how to make fruit salad and tuna fish. When we went on a class trip to Chuck-E-Cheese’s, she was quite taken with an animatronic hippo. I never saw anyone laugh so hard!

  2. I’m dreaming of becoming a Kindergarten Teacher someday. I love kids and for me having them around makes everything light. They are the most honest and sincere creatures on earth. I hope I could teach in the future.

  3. I remember doing this for my oldest. I cried and cried – especially when the bus took him away that first time. Now he’s in 7th grade.

  4. My oldest started Kindergarten this year, so I can totally relate. It was hard letting him go, letting him take that big first step to not needing me anymore. But then he comes home from school with stories of his adventures, and he loves it so much!

  5. Kids grow up so quickly! I see my cousins post about their children on facebook and I’ve only ever met the kids a couple of times, but they are starting to drive and it makes me feel old.

  6. The photo of the toddler in the boots is cute…but seriously, time is flying by. I got a 9 month old daughter and its time to put her in nursery (as well call it in the UK)….. going tooooooo quick! 😀

  7. ITs been over six years ago since we were in the process of registering my daughter. It seems like the time has just flown since then. You have to enjoy those years when you get the chance.

  8. This is definitely how we should look at life. When something ends, there’s a new beginning. It’s all about being positive despite your worries about your kids. I’m sure he’ll do fine though. He has a great mom after all.

  9. I can still vividly remember my kids’ first day in Kindergarten. It was bittersweet. They showed strength, no crying, no tugging, just sitting patiently but I could very well see in their eyes that they were scared to be in a new environment all by themselves. With big hugs and a lot of encouragement, they breezed through Kindergarten! Now, three of them are done with college and are gainfully employed. I only have one more child in college and in a year’s time, we’re celebrating another milestone. 🙂 Enjoy your children while they’re young. Time flies so fast, I’m telling you. Sooner or later, they’re teenagers!

  10. So sweet. My fourth baby started kindergarten this year and I know the feeling. Time seems to go by so fast. I still can’t believe my oldest is starting high school next year!!! Yikes.

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