Preschool Is Ending. Hold Me.

Preschool Girl and science

In a couple of short weeks, we’ll be closing the chapter on one of the most fun, most challenging chapters of Ayva’s life. She’ll be finishing up preschool and heading to kindergarten in the fall. Is this outrageous or what? I’m just getting used to being the mother of a preschooler and now, grade school?

Hold.Me.

No, seriously. I need Jesus to hold me because…I’m not ready. I guess in hindsight, I wasn’t ready for preschool, either. I’m really surprised at how much Ayva and her friends have grown over the last 2 years. Some of the things that they’ve dealt with like girlfriend arguments, and talking about boys and marriage, I had no idea all of that stuff started so early. Now, with kindergarten coming up, I’m nervous about the other interesting topics Ayva’s going to learn about. Another parent that I know told me that her 1st grade son has THREE girlfriends and that they all bought him special gifts for Valentine’s Day. FIRST GRADE? Are you SERIOUS?

Y’all, really, I could let this whole kindergarten thing stress me out all summer long. Everything from when do I drop her off at school to what to pack her for lunch, and that boyfriend thing… Those things could completely take ever single one of my thoughts until the first day of school. I’m vowing, right here, and right now, not to let that happen, though.

What I need to be spending my energy on is figuring out how to squeeze as much quality time as possible in with Ayva this summer before school starts, and making sure she is ready and has the right tools to adapt and excel. I have to pray, a lot, for patience with Ayva as she makes this transition, and strength to manage this change to our lives gracefully. Most of all, I need to relish in these next couple of months, because I know that grade school is one step closer to independence, and one step farther away from Ayva needing me as much as she does now.

  • MavenMantrap

    Wow!!!….I am so amazed by her growth in the past two years since I have met you!…and you know what…you have grown a LOT too my Sista!!…I am praying for you, but truly excited about what Miss Ayva has to offer the world! Your excellent parenting and Mommy-ing is the reason that she is so FAB and Pre-K independent!!!

    • BrandiJeter

      Thank you so much, @MavenMantrap:disqus! What a lovely compliment! I appreciate you so much! As she gets older, please be prepared to be a part of our village…especially as we navigate CC and parochial school!

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    My oldest is going into kindergarten in the fall too and on a daily basis it doesn’t bother me much. BUT when I think about how fast time has already flown by and how much faster it will go by it definitely freaks me out and makes me cherish the moments.