Today I took the first big step in facing the fact that my baby girl is growing up to be a little girl. I enrolled her in preschool. And I was so nervous about it!
Filling out all the paperwork, reading the curriculum and meeting the teachers was overwhelming. For me. Bella, on the other hand, was quite comfy in her new school surroundings.
How do I know?
Because when we showed up at the preschool, she immediately went to mingle with the other kids. She wanted to follow the 4 yr olds to their class. She began climbing the stairs to the classrooms. Started rattling off her ABC song as if to impress the sweet old lady who greets the children. She was ready to start today!
Granted, that was all done under the watchful eye of Mommy. How she'll do when I drop her off that first day is still up for debate. How I will do that first day is pretty much decided. I will bawl. Me and my big belly full of baby will heave and sob.
In all, I'm very excited for Isabella. She loves learning and socializing. She's just like her Aunt Amanda that way and will soak up everything the school has to offer her. Two days a week, I will have time with my newborn, which will be nice.
I'm sure as the first day of school nears, I will panic, wondering if she's too young, if she's ready, if I'm ready. Her first day may be full of panic or it may be blissfully fun. Either way, it is one more step in her wonderful journey of life that we take together. She will always be my baby, after all!