Thursday, April 07, 2011

Hello, Time? I Would Like For You To Be Still

I registered Jackson for kindergarten on Wednesday. As I was waiting I was wondering where in the world 4 and a half years have gone. How is it that I'm in the process of registering Jackson for kindergarten already, when it seems like we just brought him home from the hospital? I filled out the paperwork early Wednesday morning and then brought Jackson back to the school when I got off from work for his assessment. He was so excited to be walking into his future school that he could hardly stand it! The principal of the school talked with me for a second and then she took Jackson into her office for his school assessment. He was nervous to leave me for a second, but then off he went. When she came back she said that he had done great! The principal said that although he is young (which we already knew, obviously), he was completely ready for school. Whew! I was so relieved!

After Jackson got done with his assessment the principal told us that we could feel free to walk around the school and check things out. We quickly found the kindergarten hall which is broken up into colored pods with 4 teachers in each pod. The halls were decorated with kids artwork and pictures, and the paintings were really cute. Jackson loved it, especially peeking into the classrooms! Jackson loved the cafeteria and he's already pestering me about riding the bus, which is soo not going to happen, I just haven't had the heart to tell him yet!

When we got home I gave him his bath and got him ready for church. He was telling me all about what he had to do during his assessment, things like write his name, tell her his address and phone number, draw shapes, and identify letters. He acted like everything was no big deal, easy schmezy! As I was drying him off I told him that I was probably going to cry when it was time for him to go to kindergarten. He asked why and I just told him that it's hard for me to watch him grow up so fast. His response, "You don't have to cry Mommy. I'm just going to play for a little bit and then I'll come home!"

I know that all this "growing up" stuff is inevitable, I just can't help but wonder if it ever gets any easier...

3 random thoughts:

Kay said...

Um, let's see...puberty, high school, driving, boys, college. Um..nope! It's just another stage. : )

Mom said...

And before you know it, you will be leaving him (in our case--YOU) at college and saying "no you cannot go home --we have already paid for the first semester -- you're staying."

Mom said...

And before you know it, you will be leaving him (in our case--YOU) at college and saying "no you cannot go home --we have already paid for the first semester -- you're staying."

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