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Thursday, July 21, 2011

This Is Just The Beginning...

In less than two weeks Lucas will be attending preschool. It's crazy, I know! How did he get to be such a big boy? I feel like we just brought him home from the hospital, swaddled him and were protecting his head, but like it or not, here we are getting ready for his first day of school.

I am really excited for all the new things Lucas is going experience and learn, expert direction he is going to receive, friends he's going to make and fun he is going to have. I loved school and I hope he does to!

Child's Full Name

Address

Parent's Names

Signature


I just read, filled in the blanks and signed more than a dozen pieces of paper with my son's new school's insignia prominently placed at the top of each page.

Physician's Name

Known Allergies

Diet Pattern 

Signature 

While easy to answer these questions about my son, his habits and his health, each one made me a little sadder than the last. He's only two.

In Case of an Emergency Contact 

Nap Schedule 

Parent's Evaluation of Child's Personality 

Signature 

So many signatures.

I feel like it's time, I agreed it was time, but now that we are just days away, I'm second guessing myself. Are we doing the right thing by sending Lucas to preschool?

Field Trip Permission Slip

Children's Disaster/Earthquake Kit

Permission to Photograph

Parent Handbook

For so long, it's been me and Lucas, Monday through Saturday, 8 - 10 hours a day. Day in and day out.

Just us.

I know I'm only giving him up nine hours a week, but it feels like so much more than that. This feels like it's just the beginning of him being pulled away from me...

...and I'm going to miss him.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Jessica said...

Enjoy those nine hours a week. You deserve a break.

July 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

When my oldest went to school for the first time I was a blubbering mess. I know when my little ones it will be the same thing. Sigh. Being a mom is hard!

July 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

I was so looking forward to putting the girls in pre school, but just like you, a few days before the "Big" day, I too was having second thoughts. It's completely normal! I was very tough for me the first few days, but then, when you see that your child is happy to go and meet new friends and that you have a little more time for yourself, it makes everyone happy, believe me. I'm sure Lucas will love his school. Please don't feel guilty, my friend. Thinking of you xoxo

July 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

You will come to enjoy the time just for yourself, and you will love the little person he is becoming even more and you will be amazed at the things he learns! But no matter what, he will always be your baby!

July 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Kenna Ray said...

It is just the beginning. It's so happy and sad. My little girl will be in fifth grade this year. Her last year of elementary. It's hard when they need you less and less, but it's also super exciting.

Now what are you going to do with the time that Lucas is in school?

July 22, 2011 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I am not around for these things since I "go to school" too. I sort of hate that I will always be gone to work before he goes to "first days of school" and stuff. Daddy (or daycare) will be the ones to get him through those milestones.

I hate that.

July 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger K said...

Yay, this is a big moment for you both!! When my oldest started preschool last year, I was a wreck missing her for the first month. She was the one all smiles and running off to play every MWF at preschool, while my heart was aching for her the entire four hours she was at school. Then when I realized how happy she was, and how much I got done while she was at school, my heart sort of settled down. I still miss her, but we both enjoy the time despite being apart. Good Luck!!

July 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
OpenID mamatrack.com said...

I know this feeling too. My little guy is starting preschool this fall, and I'm both dreading it and looking forward to it. Good luck to you guys!

July 22, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

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