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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