TR starts school this fall. He is really excited to be going to "that garden place" (kindergarten). Mom of course not so much. It is going to be interesting to see how we all do when school starts.
I am having a hard time believing that my baby is old enough to be in school. It seems like just yesterday I brought him home from the hospital. QT is so attached to his big brother, I'm not sure how he will make it with him gone a couple of hours a day.
I'm also really worried about how he is going to do in the classroom setting. He is going to be one of the younger kids in his class, and being a mom, I worry that he is "ready" for school. I asked him the other day if he would like to stay home with me just 1 more year and go to school next year because I will miss him. He told me that he would "stay with mom until [he] is 45, then he will go to school.
To make matters worse, other parents who have kids the same age as TR are doing all of these wonderful things. They are reading, writing their names and all this great stuff. TR doesn't do that. He likes numbers, and can do some basic addition and subtraction, but does not write, and I have to bribe him just to say the alphabet. But, he can spot thistle at 20 yards, and can recognise Leafy Spurge most days. He knows all about a lot of animals, and a wonderful imagination. He can identify several different types of animal tracks too. Keep your fingers crossed he gets a teacher who can appreciate these qualities!