Happy Friday + Starting School

starting school

I can hardly believe that we’re to this point, but next week both of our kiddos will be together in pre-k. Henry has been going since he was about 18 months old, and now that Maggie’s almost two, she’ll be joining him. It’s not a huge schedule — they’ll both be there three half-days per week. But truthfully, it feels like a major milestone within our family. I’m having such a hard wrapping my head around the fact that our baby is heading off to school (we call it “school” for their benefit, but really it’s a little daycare/pre-k). And I reallyI can’t even imagine a world where I’ll have three mornings a week of absolute, uninterrupted work time. I feel like I’m going to be staring at the walls wondering what to even do with all that time!

So for us, this will mean a big shift in our very regimented work/childcare schedule, which will be pretty interesting. We have some thinking to do about how we want our schedule to be. Usually, we each get one full day with the kiddos so that we have some quality hang time and so that the other parent can work. The other days are usually split in half as far as which of us has the kids. And on top of that, my mom comes a couple of times throughout the week to help watch them. So I really need to step back and make a new plan according to what will create some really good parent-kid quality time, and also maximize our work hours.

Anyway! All of this rambling is to say that I just can’t believe next week I’ll be dropping both babes off to go learn and play and do their own thing without us. Cue all the mom tears. Anyone else have babes headed off to school this year? xoxo

2 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Starting School”

  1. Awwww!!! I remember when my daughter went to preK and there was a group of us moms out in the hall bawling like babies while our babies just went in and started playing as if it weren’t even something new. Children are truly so strong. Now she just started 6th grade and middle school and I cried again because she’s not in baby school, as she calls elementary school, any more. They grow up way too fast and you have to be careful not to miss it. Enjoy this time when they want to playy wth you cause before long you’ll be chasing them for attention.

  2. We have one headed to preschool this year! I don’t know why, but going to school just makes them seem so much more grown-up.

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