On Wednesday my son begins kindergarten. It’s these moments that have you looking back over baby pictures and wondering where did that little boy go? Yet here he is, picking out the perfect backpack, finding just the right outfit for the first day and telling “me” it’s all going to be okay. Thank God one of us is being mature about the whole situation.
- Deciding which school I wanted him to attend and filling out the school of choice form.
- Did I want him to have a traditional school calendar or year round calendar?
- Did I want to teach him through a Virtual Academy?
- Did I want him to go to kindergarten at all? (since it is optional)
As it turns out, my choices were minimized because of my lack of knowledge as a mom. Like the fact that in order to get into the school you really want for your child, you need to start applying on the day they were born or before. My list of mommy fails will have to wait for another post however.
Anyhow, the two school of choice we selected were full and my husband nixed the idea of no kindergarten and the Virtual Academy. This left us with the school he was supposed to go to, which is on a year round calendar.
It’s funny because after all the stressing I did over trying to make the best choice for my son, I ended up having the choice made for me.
Luckily, everything that I had reservations about with sending him to the school he was slated for have been resolved.
- His teacher seems wonderful.
- His sister and I can walk him to school every day.
- After looking over the year round calendar, we prefer it over the traditional calendar.
So what did I learn from all the worrying I have done over the past months? I wish I could tell you exactly, but what I do know is that I am so happy that things worked out the way they did. Even though I wasn’t on the ball with everything I needed to be doing, God still had a way of making sure my little one was where he needed to be.
Anybody else have a kiddo starting kindergarten this year? I would love to hear how you are doing with everything.