09 April 2013

WW: Registered.

So, it's official.
My first baby is all registered for kindergarten!  Ahhhhh.

He did awesome.  He was so excited that he could barely sit still. I loved the way the school had everything set up... we walked in, they asked Carter his name {which he said AND spelled for them... ya know, just in case. Ahem.} and they had us sit down in a set of chairs set up in the hallway under the "Mrs. Jenkins" sign. 

There were about 30 other children there for registration as well, each with their parents and each just as excited as Carter. There were 3-4 children assigned to each of the kindergarten classrooms at the school.  After about 5-10 minutes of waiting, Mrs. Jenkins came out and got the 3 kids assigned to her classroom for the afternoon, Carter included. 

The whole time I was wondering how he'd act when the teacher came out to grab him and he had to walk away without us.  The week leading up to registration, I was preparing him for that moment and he always got upset at the thought of Bob and I not being with him in the classroom.  I always repeated "but you'll be having fun in class while Daddy and I are filling our BORING! FORMS!"  He then starting joking about all the boring forms we'd be filling out while he was having fun with the other kids.

So when that moment arrived when the teacher came out to get him at registration? He didn't. even. care.  He jumped up excitedly, grabbed the hand she held out for him, and walked down the hallway and into the classroom. And that was that.

On one hand, I was breathing a sigh of relief that he didn't have a total melt down in the hallway because we weren't going with him.  But on the other?  Not even a goodbye??  Seriously? Sigh.  My baby!

Our forms were pretty easy and after meeting with someone to go over everything, Bob and I had over an hour to kill while Carter spent the afternoon with Mrs. Jenkins current kindergarten class.  When we went back to pick him up, he had stickers all over his shirt and art projects in hand.  He had so much fun in his class and now he's even more excited to start school in September!

As for me?  Not so much.  I'll be taking off that day to cry.

And drink wine.

In other news, I booked Brynn's 3rd birthday party this week and designed/ordered her invitations and Reid turns 7 months old TODAY.

Time is cruel, isn't it?
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Sunshine and Spoons said...

We registered our 5 year old daughter for kindergarten a few weeks ago too. *sob*. And my son is celebrating his third birthday next week! Oh, and of course, there's the baby who insists on being 6 1/2 months already. I wish they'd quit growing so fast!

Alena Pidala said...

Sadly enough this made me almost cry, and my baby is only 2!! Thinking about sending her to kindergarten makes me year up!! :) it goes by way too fast!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ohhhh wow!! Welcome to the club mama :)

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Yay, congrats on the registration!!!


Tales of a young mamma said...

ah it's SO hard isn't it! My baby started kindergarten this year and I cried every day for a week. Him on the other hand? Walked away with not a look back.

Bunkin Mama said...

V is in Kindergarten this year. She also walked away without a goodbye for her registration. It gets better though. Every morning when she gets on the bus she gives M (our Sept '12 baby!) Hugs and kisses. She also gives me hugs and kisses then she says "I love you, I miss you, bye, have a good day" and I repeat.

Anni S said...

Thanks for hosting! :)


OrangeHeroMama said...

Oh what a crazy big moment!!!
It was so hard for me to let them go!!
Now I have highschool for my oldest on the horizon..year and a half away! CRY!


Heather Jones said...

Oh I will be doing that next year with my oldest. In fact I'm sure its time to start looking at schools! I know that J myster will do the same thing, just leave without saying by and those five years of his live when he was home with me will flash before my eyes and I'll cry. Oh geez, crying now.

Anyway, just wanted to say I found your blog on twitter from a wordless wednesdsay search. Thought you blog was adorable and especially your blog name, Jenni from the Blog. So clever! I am following on BlogLovin. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands

alicia said...

Oh boy! They sure do grow up fast. Better hang on for the ride, mama!

Still Standing ... said...

I'm with you =( Can't believe my baby will be headed to school this year

Heather said...

Oh man, I will be crying on these days for sure!!

He is getting so big, he looks SO GROWN UP in the picture too. Time sure does fly.

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