Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No I Am Not Ready For School YET!

Matthew will be 3 1/2 next week and soon we have to look for potential schools. He will be going to JK next September. When did the time go? It went into raising this wonderful little boy who soon will be going to school and learning, and be on his own most of the day and 5 days a week. Deep inside of me does not want to let him go yet, but I know I have to. My boy is growing up.

So really, what is the big fuss?

Well it is only JK and our provincial system implemented full time Junior Kindergarten. It used to be 2 full time days a week, and next year it will be 5.

That is the fuss. Typical mother worries, but I still think going to school full time for 4 year old may be little too hard. I am sure there is economic benefit behind this system, but I am not benefiting. I am sure he will love it, he really enjoys presence of little people around him.

Let see what my little bright child says about all that.

'So Matthew you know you are going to school next year' - I tell him.
'Yes, and there will be children to play, teacher, and I will learn' - he tells me.
'But Matthew what am I going to do all day without you? - I asked him.
'You will cook and wait for me Mommy' - he tells me back.
'I guess I will have to give you lunch box to school' - I concluded.

Well he is right this is what I do most of the day. Always cook for him, we walk, visit other children, go to playgrounds, hike, read and play, watch TV and play games. He knows that cooking is the only activity he is not able to do with me, so I guess I will have to continue to cook and most of his activities he is taking with him to school.

I thought that it was entertaining what he said about me cooking and waiting. We asked him again in presence of my family. His answer is always the same, but he also added:

'And wait, Mommy will give me big box of food to eat.'

We all laughed. I am amazed that he remembered the lunch box and lately he also been asking me if he can have chicken soup in his big box of food.

Can you see? We just have too much fun together  - 'no I am not ready to send him to school yet'.


  1. Oh Dear I know that feeling....
    I put my children in pre-school because I knew that it would be good for them to be around other children plus it really helps them getting ready for the routine of kindergarten.
    You will fill up that time and when he comes home you will enjoy your time with each other so much more.
    But.... that said it will be hard, because he is just yours right now and soon he will belong to the world.

    Just wait till he brings home the first art project from class. Perfection !

    cheers, parsnip

  2. You can always volunteer at the school. That'll take up your time and give you your "kid fix".

  3. We all worry and don't want them to go Anna, but within a day or two they enjoy being there. I have a Great Nephew that recently started school and he really didn't want to go, but now he loves it.

  4. Seems he got ready to go to school :) It’s so sweet and shows how well he observed the day to day activities at home. Hopefully he’s a brighter child and no doubt he will shine like the star and glow like sun to higher in studies and behavior.

  5. Hi Anna, we were concerned about our Great Niece who has started school at four. However it turns out that he just loves it as he gets to mix with other children.

  6. Anna:

    It's wonderful to read how Mathew is growing up to be such a great little boy. School will be hard at first because he will be away from you, but with all the new stuff he'll be doing and all the fun kids to play with he will soon learn to love it.

    Our oldest daughter has a one year old boy. He is very cute and a hand full of energy. He just started walking, so you know how that is. He's exploring the whole house. When I see him I think of your son, and how my Queen and I have read your posts over these last couple of years. We've watched Mathew grow. Life is beautiful.

    Happy trails.

  7. Anna, you have prepared him well for this first major step into the outside world, I just know you will watch him soar there. I used to help out at my children's schools when they were younger, which helped me to support them better at home(knowing the teaching methods they adopt at school makes it easier to build a continuity in their learning). Perhaps you might consider helping out there?

    I do understand your mixed feelings about this important new landmark, but I'm sure you'll both not only survive it, but will flourish!

    (Or perhaps you could do as I did, and go on to have three more..?)

  8. Anna....
    I don't know how to get in touch with you. Plus I know your super busy with Christmas and your little one.
    So glad you left a comment.

    Merry Merry Christmas very late I know you had a wonderful one with Matthew.
    Happy Happy New Year and I am so happy I have found your blog... must dash over to the photo blog and see if you have posted there !

    cheers, parsnip

  9. Happy New Year, Anna!
    Wishing you and your family a great 2012, filled with much joy, health and accomplishments!
    Thank you for the sweet wishes you left on my blog.
    Hugs your way!


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