Thursday, February 03, 2011

Sniff sniff. Sob. BOO HOOOOOOO how is this possible?

Jon and I registered the boys for kindergarten this morning.



Completely and utterly impossible.

Okay, maybe possible.

My three sweeties

If you need to find me the first week of July, I'll be sobbing three doors down from my house at the bus stop as it takes my babies to school.

And then laughing my way to the bank because NO MORE DAY CARE PAYMENTS!


Cynthia said...

Yes, the joy of losing those payments will be wonderful.
But, oh, I feel your pain about Kindergarten. Once you get over the initial pain and shock though, it's pretty awesome. Do you know if they'll be same room or different?

thellfamily said...

July??? Whoa. We start in September, maybe even after Labor Day.
We are now also signed up for (private) K. So we have another year of payments. But still, practically unfathomable. I love the way you presented this!

Anonymous said...

From adorable babies to adorable little men. How fast time flies.
Great-Aunt Ang

London said...

I knew that last sentence was going to be in there somewhere. I guess this is what I'm missing out on by homeschooling. Although there are plenty of days, um TODAY that I wished the darn kid went to school!

Karen said...

What a bittersweet moment! I can't believe school starts even earlier there than it does here.

Lindsay said...

Yes. What you said. Thank GOD I have a younger one.

Tanika Davis said...

Wow. Kindergarten? I've watched these boys grow up through your blog and *I* am amazed at this news. So I can only imagine how you and Jon must feel.
Here's a quick story from my boss that might help:
She recalls discreetly following the schoolbus to her then-5-year-old's school and then hiding spy-like behind trees and other objects, sobbing, as she watched him go in to class on his first day.
Fast-forward 13 years to his first day being dropped off at college. She did none of the above, and instead did a happy dance and drank wine with her husband, basking in her newfound freedom and finally shed anxiety.
Sooo, maybe we have that to look forward to?
Hugs to you!

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness. Those itty, bitty little socks are so huge!

Kindergarten already. Like they say, Motherhood: the days are long but the years are short.

Steph said...

Oh my goodness. How are those sweet little babies ready for kinder? I feel the same way about Cooper, he has started testing for kinder here too. BTW, he has the same pj's as Alex and LOVES them!

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Janna said...

Do your boys go to full day kindergarten? I'm struggling with that, because the public school in Portland is full day kindergarten so they will go from nothing to full day (course I have two yeas before they go). Oh and I am also curious if they're going to be in the same classroom?

Beth said...

Mine started kindergarten this fall, and while they had been in pre-school/day care before, it was still a shock. They just looked so much bigger with their backpacks and lunch boxes. But, they LOVE it. And it's been great for all of us. Still can't believe they are almost 6, though. I think as they get older the years definitely go faster.

Mine are in the same class, and will be for a while because it's a Montessori charter and they only have one room for each class (actually, grades are combined). Will you separate the boys? I still go back and forth on it, but for now, the school is so good for them, that we're okay with keeping them together.

cathy said...

A big step!! I registered Caroline too! Wow. I cannot believe how fast the years went by!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

How lucky are you?!

Can't believe those sweet little babies!!!!

Although you now have even more gorgeous little men :)

Irene said...

Already!! You could be like my sister-in-law and follow the bus to school in your car. :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

that means this time next year I will be registering Kate for Kindergarten. AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Goddess in Progress said...

CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY! Unbelievable how fast time flies. I swear, didn't I *just* start reading your blog and you had a pair of 18-month-olds??

Kindergarten will be a funny thing for us - assuming we're still where we are now, they'll actually stay at the same school they started this year. The third year of the program is the Kindergarten year (they call it "junior program." The day gets longer, but otherwise it would not be as dramatic a transition for us.

FIRST GRADE, though? Holy shit, dude.

Malia's Mommy said...

Hi Laura,
I was reading your post about your journey with having your son in a helmet. I am taking my daughter (who is 4 1/2 months old) on Monday for her casting. I was just wondering if you have noticed any side affects of the helmet (muscle weakness, headaches, etc) or any other regrets of choosing the helmet?

Thanks a bunch,