Mason is more than halfway through his 1st year of preschool. It seems like it’s all moving a the speed of light these days. Kyla is 1, Mason is 4. How did we get here?!
Mason has been doing GREAT in school. He absolutely loves it but he also still loves when I come to pick up him up which makes me feel good. It’s nice to know that he still misses me when I’m gone!
Last week we got notification that it’s time to sign up our littles for next year’s preschool class. I can’t believe that next year will be his last year of preschool. I’m feeling beyond apprehensive about sending him to Kindergarten. I grew up in a town where we only had half day Kindergarten but here we have full day Kindergarten which is great if you’re a working parent, specifically a working out of home parent but for me I feel like it’s too much too soon.
I’m just not ready for everything that comes along with full day school. It’s almost making me regret putting him in school this year. And I should clarify, he loves it and he’s done GREAT with it. But I feel like he’s growing up right before my eyes and there is nothing I can do it make it all slow down. Earlier this month he shoveled with SO. How do I have a kid that’s old enough to do that?!
It’s just going too fast. Before I know it I’ll be sending him off to Kindergarten. Helping him with homework, complaining about common core and trying to remember how to cite stuff. He told me today that he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up so we’re going to be doing a lot of homework lol!
I’m not ready for that. So I’m trying really hard to stay in the moment. To not focus on the fact that he’s growing up. I’m trying to remember that right at this moment he’s still little. They both are and I need to enjoy it while it lasts because it really does go way too fast.
And I leave you with something beyond sweet that he said to me a couple of weeks ago. We were at his friend’s birthday party which was at the pool and I was trying to teach him how to swim. He explained to me that he didn’t want too and I said to him
“But Mason if you learn how to swim you won’t need me”
and he said back
“But Mommy, I always want to need you”
and my heart melted.