Miss M turned 4 at Christmas time, therefore she will be registered to go to school this coming September. Our registration begins this week, I have to get on filling out all of the many forms.
I'm excited about her new journey into the real world but also scared even though I have two older kids in school already. She lives in a world of preschoolers right now, I know it may take her some adapting to the routine and ways of school days but I know she will be fine. It's letting go of my baby that's the hardest part I think.
Then I remind myself I had these same exact feelings for my older two kids when they started school, even when my oldest was starting junior high school I had those feelings, too. Nervous for nothing because they did just fine. I'm sure she will do just fine, too.
Once she is registered, Miss M will be included in any school tours and special preparations before her big first day in September. I may be nervous on the inside, I'm keeping this a positive thing for everyone, especially her. She shows such enthusiasm about going to school with her brother.
The best thing we can do for our kids when they are heading on a new journey of any kind is always be their biggest backer and always be their voice. It's a big world out there and they need big humans to help them navigate. They will tell us when they're ready to let go of our hands.
While we are excited about our youngest's kindergarten experience, we can enjoy the moments we have left when she's still "the baby".
Do you have a little one heading off to school for the first time? What are you doing to prepare them (and yourself.) Share your thoughts in the comments below!