Ever since Alleigh was born on April 30th 2008 I have been a stay at home mom. When I looked into her big blue eyes I knew there was no way I could leave her to go back to work. And since then the only time she has been away from me has been with family members or super close friends that might as well be family. Finally a few weeks ago we signed Alleigh up for Vacation Bible School and for a week she attended for 2 1/2 hours a night… that was my first letting go. And then this week she started Pre-Kindergarten. The timing was horrible in regards to my emotions having just gave birth to Willow only a week before…. though I figure I would have cried just as much regardless of the timing. It was the hardest thing I have had to do in a long time to hug her, watch her walk over to circle time and wave us away. She was ready for school. I was not ready to let my baby grow up. But I did it. I didn’t let her see me cry. And I was so happy to pick her back up three hours later. I can only imagine how I will feel when she goes to Kindergarten next year all day everyday….. ya, let’s not talk about that right now.
Right now Alleigh is attending Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to noon, but will switch to Monday through Friday in the spring to prepare her for Kindergarten every day in the fall. Oh and her school is at our church so every Wednesday she gets to see Pastor Roger who will come to her class and do a lesson. She absolutely loves Roger and so she is thrilled she gets to see him every week. I love Roger too so that makes things a bit easier.
I had to take a video of Alleigh telling me what she was excited about starting school and she just cracks me up…..