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I Have to Register My "Baby" For Kindergarten Next Week

I Have to Register My "Baby" For Kindergarten Next WeekWhere did the time go? Seriously?!

Next week I have to register my youngest child for kindergarten so that she can join her brother and sister. Bean will be turning 4-years-old in a few weeks, and in September, she will be heading off to Kindergarten 2-3 times a week.

And I’ll be home all by myself during the day for the first time since welcoming my son to the world 7 years ago. It’s going to be a big change for a lot of reasons, and I have a feeling we’re about to come into a whole new idea of hectic chaos.

I’ve been through the process of registering a child three times now so you would think I would be used to it. In a way, I guess that I am? I know how to register my child, where to go, and what documents and things I need. On the other hand, my youngest is growing up so quickly, and the baby fever that I have is getting worse. It’s strange to see your youngest just so grown up already!

Bean is so ready for school, though, and I am excited for her. Each morning when her brother and sister head off to the school bus, she expresses that she feels a little left out. She loves the days where Raru is home with her (she goes every other day still) because she has someone to play and hang out with other than me. In September when it’s time for her to head off, I know she’s going to be so excited to be included.

I will be putting her in a really small preschool program in a few months to help her get used to the school structured learning before she goes into a Kindergarten classroom. It’s only an hour and a half a week on one day, but it’s going to be a small ease into being away — for both of us.

:: Do you have a child starting school this upcoming September? ::

Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness

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