I Have to Learn to Let Go

This was the week I had hoped would never get here. It was Kindergarten registration and Little Dude will be going in the fall. He is excited about "big" school and I am excited for him. But a part of me just wants to snatch him up and scream "No! You can't have him, school!"

I also learned that this week meant my typically good son would turn into a big ball of stubborn who loves to argue. You see, when GG was little I learned that it helps to talk about new things before they happen. I have continued to do that with Little Dude. It really helps with him because he is not a fan of change at all! I expected a change in behavior with him because we've been talking about signing him up for Kindergarten for a while now. Maybe he's just really nervous about the unknown of Kindergarten, or maybe because he still has to wait a few months and there is not immediate gratification, but whatever the reason, well... let's just say making it to his 5th birthday may be difficult.

Onto other news of the week... Little Dude finally started soccer this week. GG has had 3 weeks of practice already! He played in the fall so with this, he knew what to expect and things went rather well. The only thing I'm not super excited about is the coach's son. This boy was on Little Dude's team last fall. He was the hot shot of the team who always had the ball and scored. I realize these kids are only 4, maybe 5, so most of them don't really understand how to play, but shouldn't playing as a team be one of the first things taught? Maybe it's just me. We'll see how the season goes. At this point I think Little Dude is just happy with the team colors. His team is the yellow team and that is his absolute favorite color!





Until next time....

11 comments:

Sarah Lewis said...

Following from Friday Follow! My 4year old had kindergarten registration this week too. Boo! Hate to see them grow up! Have a great weekend!

mommymommymommy said...

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I have to say, I was not upset in the least about kindergarte beginning. My oldest, now a month shy of 15, loved school and all of the new friendships.

My b/g twins, now 7.5, were a handful to raise-especially since I was on my own 5 days a week while DH worked 60 plus hours a week with no help whatsoever. Kindergarten was a sign that my journey from insanity was nearing an end!

Now in first grade, I am finding myself again and am enjoying my new wriitng career.

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william said...

hehhehe a hard time for all, it will be the making of him :)

Ann said...

My daughter teaches Kindergarten and she sees lots of little ones and parents apprehensive.. But after just a few weeks Litte Dude will throughly love learning and all of his new friends.

Amy said...

Wow your babies are getting so big. Do not forget to stop by the Round Robin and give yourself four entries for do Family Friday's post...

Thanks for joining in with us..

Lara said...

Happy Friday Follow! Hope you'll follow back! Have a great weekend!

Steven Anthony said...

ya gotta love kids and there outlook on things, he is happy cause he got his favorite color...there is a lesson in that for us all I bet;)

happy friday

Kmama said...

Thankfully for us, Buddy was SO EXCITED for kindergarten. He was bummed when he couldn't start immediately after signing up.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I totally identify with this! My youngest is nine and it's so hard to watch her grow up. (my oldest is 17, don't even get me started on that one!)
Your blog is beautiful! I came over from SITS.

thatgirlblogs said...

I have kids aged 4-14 and it never, ever gets easier.

sigh.

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