Preschools

I’m in denial.

And yet, here we are, looking at preschools. How did this happen so fast? I know Jacob’s almost ready, but I’m not! I still remember holding him against me when he was just 2 and a half hours old. He was our little nugget.

And now, he’s a toddler.

Man. If there’s one piece of advice I could give to new parents, it’s this: don’t blink.

Can you imagine? I already feel this way. What does my mother feel like? I mean time just flies, doesn’t it?!? It’s funny, they say that while your kids are growing up, the days pass slowly and the years fly by. It’s kind of true, because when your kid is up at 3am for whatever reason, it sure doesn’t feel like things are going by fast, but now that he’s almost 2 and we’re checking out SCHOOLS, I’m freaking out a little bit.

The thing is, I never thought we were behind on looking for preschools, but apparently some people start looking before their kid is even born. Seriously. By that time frame, we’ll be looking at colleges before he finishes elementary school. Maybe we all need to relax a little bit? Just a thought.

We all want the best for our kids. In my opinion, that begins at home. If we all love our children and nurture them to the best of our abilities, then they will flourish in school and in life no matter what preschool they end up in.

We’ve already visited 3 preschools, with 3 more appointments set up. So far, we were scared by one, felt out of place at one and absolutely fell in love with the third. I still want to check out a few more before making any decisions, and Cherise is in total agreement. Granted, we don’t plan on sending him until he’s at least 2.5 years old, but it is definitely the right time to be checking out schools – a lot of them have wait-lists for the next year already.

At the third school that we visited, Jacob started to take part in the classes that were going on. I’m not going to lie, I got emotional. It was wonderful to see him run off and start playing with everything and everyone that he saw, and it was also kind of crazy to see him not need us for a moment. It was bittersweet. At the end of the day, I want him to be independent, so it was beautiful and I was proud (I also loved it when he came to check in with me, calling out: “dada, dada!”)

So, where are we going to send him? Time will tell – we still have some schools to investigate. What I can tell you for certain is where he won’t be going just yet: Preschool.

We wanna hang onto him for just a little bit longer.

After all, he isn’t even 2 yet…

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Jacob’s Daddy

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