She definitely is.
Ready, that is.
Our sweet little Adeline is starting kindergarten tomorrow.
All-day kindergarten. It's the only option here.
This change is pretty significant for us. Addie never attended preschool because it's pretty pricey here in our town, so I just taught her at home. And since she's at church for several hours at least two, and sometimes three times a week, I figured she's been socialized pretty well. She makes friends easily, so I'm not worried about that. And I'm not worried about the educational part (she's been blessed with her daddy's brain).
I guess what I'm mostly worried about is what she'll be picking up from the other kids. I don't want her growing up too quickly. One of her 6-year-old friends has already been asking her what she knows about Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Harry Potter. "Nothing," she replies to my relief. Not that there's anything wrong with those shows, but she's so young - she doesn't even turn 5 for a few more weeks! I've been glad so far that she hasn't mentioned wanting Hannah Montana shirts. In fact, up until recently, she was still referring to her as "Hannah Banana."
So, when she picked out this backpack,
She can pick out the Disney Princess backpack for the next several years if she wants... but I'm afraid she's not going to want to.
I know I shouldn't be worried. Chad and I both feel that public school is where God wants our children. And we know that He has them in His hands. I just need to trust Him more. And I need to remember that the most important lessons are learned at home and make sure that we equip her with Biblical truths so she will know what's right and wrong.
But we're sure going to miss her during the day.
Especially this little girl.
Yesterday morning, I heard Addie tell her sister,
"Things are gonna change now, Millie."
Yes. Yes they are.
Ready or not.