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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Preschooler?!

I no longer have a toddler. 

At two years old, Lucas is considered a preschooler. According to Gerber that is; who identify a preschooler as:
  • Runs well without falling
  • Chews more skillfully and efficiently
  • Mastering the use of spoon and fork
  • Sits in booster seat or child seat at family meals 

Check, check, check and check. 

But a preschooler? I can't get my head wrapped around it yet, even though in just one short month, Lucas will be attending preschool three morning a week.

I am so excited for him! I truly cannot wait for him to learn more than I feel I could ever teach him; wonderful and amazing things, beyond basic manners, nursery rhymes, numbers, colors, shapes and the alphabet. I'm excited for him to increase his social skills and come home and tell his dad and I all about his day. There is no doubt in my mind that he is going to love school.

    But a preschooler! How did that happen? 

    I suppose it was inevitable. Lucas is in a "big boy" bed, off bottles (FINALLY!), can carry on a complete and coherent conversation, has a great sense of humor and is becoming more terrific than terrible (most days). Plus, he's curious about everything and loves learning. School is next natural stage. 
    When asked if he's a baby, Lucas will be the first one to tell you, "no, big boy". But, if it's all the same to him, he will always be my baby.

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    Blogger Mad Woman behind the Blog said...

    I am right there with you, sister.
    Sucks, doesn't it?

    June 29, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
    Blogger luckydame said...

    My 21 month old is almost at that age too. So bittersweet.

    June 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
    Blogger Cookie's Mom said...

    The Jackster just finished his first year of preschool, and I can't believe it still! Now my thoughts are turning to kindergarten, and, oh boy... they grow up so fast! Mine will always be my baby too!

    June 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
    Blogger Poppy said...

    When I was a working mom (late swing shift) preschool for a few hours was such a welcome respite when my older kids were finally old enough to go. When I sent my youngest to preschool last fall, it was really hard even though I had no problem filling those free hours. I'm not sure if it was a "mother/son" thing or a "he's my last baby" thing. Get ready to devote a huge section of your home to all of his beautiful art projects he will be bringing home!

    June 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
    Blogger Natalie said...

    I know...preschoolers...can you believe it? Bittersweet, isn't it?

    June 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
    Anonymous 2bkate said...

    I will be in denial!!

    June 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
    Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

    My baby (yes baby, he's always my baby) is 18 months, not far from 2 years, yet so far from preschool. At least, in my head.

    They are just growing faster than we can cope, right?

    June 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
    Anonymous MamaRobinJ said...

    Aw, so sweet. Connor just turned 3 and when you tell him he's big now he says, "No, still little!" Which is funny because he's really not a little boy so much anymore.

    On another note, man, school starts early for you guys. Preschool for us isn't until September.

    And finally, how did you get him off the bottle?! We're still stuck.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
    Anonymous Practical Parenting said...

    My baby is also 2...I love watching him grow and learn but I want him to be my baby forever!

    June 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
    Blogger Jessica said...

    My baby is almost ready for preschool too. Exciting and sad at the same time.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
    Blogger Kristin said...

    I bought a workbook for preschoolers the other day and it almost killed me. What happened to our babies?

    June 30, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
    Blogger Leah said...

    A preschooler? Damn! How did that happen?! School is going to be so fun for him! I can't wait to hear all about his days there too!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

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