Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Baby is All Grown Up

I went shopping this afternoon for school clothes for Jack. I am still in shock that he will be starting Kindergarten on Monday. That is 42 hours away. Yes, I have an hourly countdown going. I have everything ready. His brand new clothes and backpack, the camera is ready to go, I have tissues in my purse for when I bawl my eyes out. I'm ready.

Sending my oldest child off to school is a huge milestone for both of us. I vacillate between the following two sentiments in regards to him being gone all day every day:

1: How did you grow up so fast, my precious baby boy? I'm not ready for you to leave the nest.

2: Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Okay, that's a little harsh but he really is ready to end the boredom of summertime and I can't wait to have only one child at home. Hambone has no idea that his life is about to change. What will I do with myself?

Years ago John and I talked hypothetically about the possibility of homeschooling our children. At the time I couldn't imagine leaving the education of my little genius to someone else. This homeschooling fantasy is what I like to refer to as "a crack-smoking pipe dream". Now I realize that he needs school. He needs the structure, the social experience, the learning, the stimulation.... everything. He is ready. I am ready. It will be hard to see him go but I know he will thrive in school.


Monika said...

Baby Jack is going to school:) Good luck

Maryann said...

Staci, I love it!! At first I thought you were getting a little too sentimental about Kindergarten, but then, I laughed so hard. I always have to read your posts out loud to my husband.
I totally agree about kids needing school. We cannot teach them everything they need to know and they learn so much more than academics at school

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

I can't believe little Jack and Ella are going to kindergarten! I totally understand YOU being ready for them to go :) They are going to love it almost as much as you!
Good Luck guys!

Christy said...

I anxiously await the first day photos. Don't be worry about the cry fest. All the good moms cry...(unless of course you didn't cry, then I totally take that back.) It is a weird adjustment to have someone besides you spend most of their waking hours with them. I rarely cry but I was a mess last year on DB's first day. Jack will do great! He will knock their socks off with his scissor skills. (Hopefully he has learned his name by now.)

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