My oldest will be five next week.
When five rolls around, so does a whole new world.
A world where Mommy will soon have to get up early every day to get a little one ready for school.
The days of doing whatever, something or nothing, will be gone.
And I'm trying to decide what makes me more sad.
That she'll be out of my care five days a week...
Or that I will soon have to get up early every day to get a little one ready for school??
Yesterday, I made the appointment for her to have the immunizations she needs to go to school...and it bummed me out. I do not like taking my kids to be hurt. It just seems wrong. I'm not saying that I disagree with vaccines, I don't want to start that debate. I'm just saying that I hate that I have to let someone hurt my 'almost not a baby anymore'.
I asked hubs if he'd go with us. He's the one who's good at calming her down...if need be. I want to find someone to watch little brother while we take Miss Ella for her 'rite of passage' (volunteers?). He will find out soon enough what this is all about without having to watch her go through it.
I also want to plan something special for her that day. I'm thinking about lunch and Build-A-Bear. She's been to a birthday party there, but we've never taken her there on her own. She asked for a 'date' with just mommy and daddy not too long ago...maybe this will help her forgive us for the shots.
Do you do this sort of thing? Try to 'make it all better' by going somewhere special or buying a little treat?
Those are my kind of band-aids.
***Before it comes up, I realize that if I were homeschooling, my freedoms would be greater and I could choose to not get up early and get a little one ready for school every day...BUT...it is my opinion that homeschooling requires a calling. I can't say that I'll never have this calling, but I do not have this calling right now. I've said before, God is providing for us to choose private school and we have a glorious peace about taking advantage of God's provision until He decides otherwise***