Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Preschool Registration

Last week, I found myself filling out Preschool Registration paperwork for Piper to start preschool in the Fall. Can you guys believe it? I mean, I know September is far away (and I really hope it takes a long time to get here) but, I just can't believe it's time for my baby to start preschool this Fall. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sharing her one month update for you all. Now, my baby is three and will soon be a preschooler.

When I look at the picture of my almost-preschooler, I think about how Piper is still just as captivating as she was the moment I first laid my eyes on her. I still find myself stealing glimpses of her tiny features, thinking about all that we've been through in these past three years. 

My heart aches a bit to think of letting her go to preschool this Fall but, it helps to know that she is more than ready for this new transition. My independent girl (even from the start) has no problems saying goodbye to me when I drop her off at child-watch at the YMCA or, on Sunday's during church. She does just fine in those environments, away from her parents and, she loves any opportunity to play with other kids.

It has been one of the highest privileges of my life to have watched my daughter grow and share my influence on her all-day, every day from the moment she was born, up until I send her go to preschool. It's almost seems like this transition is a re-birthing period. I'm experiencing some of the same feelings I had at the end of my pregnancy with Piper. During my pregnancy, I had her all to myself and I knew that once she was born, it was time to share her with the world. Since we've been in our own little bubble these past three years, with me staying at home with her, sending her off to preschool is stirring up some of those same emotions. It's time to let her go and, experience a whole new chapter of her life. A big chapter.

If this sounds a little over-dramatic, it is and, it isn't. The past three years I've been a stay-at-home mom, all day, every day. Now, come September, Piper will be going to preschool 5 days a week in the mornings. It's going to be a big transition but, it helps my heart to know that this is a transition she's happily awaiting and ready for and, I know I'll be ready for it, too. Just not yet. I'm going to be cherishing these last few months with her before she officially becomes a preschooler.

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