Just over four years ago, I gave birth to my first child. Recently, I toured yet another school that could be his elementary school. As I walked around the campus, I was a little bit overwhelmed. So much so that I didn’t take pictures. That’s saying a lot. As a blogger, I take pictures of EVERYTHING!

It began to get real. He is growing up. Whether I’m ready or not, my baby is about to be a big kid. Ugh. How in the world did this happen so quickly. Why won’t time slow down just a bit. Before I know it, his sister will be headed off to pre-school and that’s pretty much the beginning of the end of the “baby stage”.

I already can’t call my son my baby without being corrected… by him!

iPhone dump March14 1059For myself and a couple of other moms there, it was surreal to be going through this process. It’s stressful to make sure we’re finding a school that’s a great fit. We really want a school that is hits lots of things on our list. The one I saw yesterday is right up there. We’ll see what happens.

As far as my son is concerned, he couldn’t be more excited about moving to the next stage. He’s so excited about it all. I am too! I can’t promise that I won’t cry on his first day though. Not making any promises there.

How am I supposed to get ready for this? Le sigh.

9 comments on “The School Blues”

  1. Awwww I know how it feels! My daughter is 3 1/2 and has been telling me stop calling her baby, “I’m not a baby mom!” but I tell her, “You’re MY baby just like I’m Nana’s baby and Papi (her grandfather) is Grandma Mary’s baby.” She looks at me like I’m nuts but it calms her down and she gives me another chance to call her baby. I’ll take it!
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  2. They may still let you baby them every now and then when they want something. I was sad when he first went but I think I was okay because I had another baby at home at the time.
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  3. Girl. These folks grow so fast. I was just telling my husband that in a little over a year my baby will be heading to Kindergarten. Seems like I just had her.

    They grow so fast. I’ve learned to embrace each new stage because they still need us just in a different capacity.
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  4. I guess it gets worse and worse as they grow up for mothers…I’m still getting emotional that my son can take off his own clothes and the fact that he understands and is starting to speak is surreal…I had to remind myself that no matter how old and big he becomes he will always be my baby!! He’s a cutie pie!!

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