Thursday, May 21, 2009

Laney is going to Kindergarten

I registered Laney for Kindergarten this week.  We went to the school office and Laney got to look around a little bit.  She is very excited to start school and wants to go tomorrow!  I on the other hand, am not so sure about all this.  I looked into some private schools, but they are way too expensive.    A part of me knows she is going to love school because she loves to learn, but another part of me feels like I'm handing my newborn Laney over to the wolves.  I'm praying for peace, because I think this is the right decision for right now, but I need some more peace about it.  I've gotten comfortable at home taking care of my kids and this is kind of breaking me out of my comfort zone.  I want to keep her here in the comfort of my arms.  Next year, I have to make her a lunch everyday and get her to and from school.  Right now I only have to worry about taking the girls out every so often and come August we have to be presentable every day.  I remember thinking, when Laney was two, that school was a long way away and I don't have to worry about it.  It has crept up very quickly.  I put school on the back burner and now it's two and a half months away.   I'm sure I will be bawling my eyes out on her first day of school.  

5 comments:

GAMZu said...

Wow, she's five and hasn't been in school yet? Good for you! That's so awesome that you are able to do that.

I like to keep my children home as long as I can, too, but kindergarten starts at age 3.

I'm just looking forward to summer vacation when the kids will just be home!

two red heads and two brunettes said...

Wow, I can't imagine sending my 3 year old to school! At least she is 5 and a half.

GAMZu said...

Yeah, it was really hard. I wanted to keep him home longer, but my husband was adamant.
Then there is the issue of the school not accepting kids unless they start in the beginning. (Lots of people want to get in, so in order to save a spot we'd have to pay tuition anyway...)
So we sent him, but I did keep him home for a week here and a month there.

Gina said...

Hey Michelle! Great pic from the school. This is going to be hard, letting your first go to school. Do you think you'll let her ride the bus once she gets settled? That might make the routine easier on the rest of the kids. I was wondering, in all of your tons of free time (ha!), would you be willing to take some photos of my kids? Just let me know what you normally charge for a session. Take care!
-Gina

Sarah Hille said...

AAAH! I'm anxious for you! I haven't even thought of my baby going to school...
I'm sure she will do great, and you will too!
I also can't imagine sending a 3 year old!
Why can't they stay little forever?!