Wait…is Mabel really that old that we’re thinking about preschool?!
I guess we are. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the super sappy ‘where has my baby gone’ line (even though I’m totally thinking it!).
Anyway…here we are: Do we send Mabel to preschool this fall with the three year olds or do we wait until 2016 and just send her to one year of preschool?
The selfish mom in me wants to keep her home for as long as possible since I feel like once she goes to school she’s gone (okay so I did just use the sappy line I told you earlier that I wouldn’t). As in, unless it’s summer break or she’s still living with us after college, she’ll never be home full time as my baby anymore.
I’m being overly dramatic, right? She’s my firstborn so I’m having a little trouble realizing that she’s getting older.
The practical mom in me knows she would enjoy preschool because she loves learning and loves playing with other kids. It would give her some more independence, give her a chance to socialize and grow in an educational setting. Also, preschool for her age is only a few hours in the morning so it’s not like it would be a terrible transition.
Ugh…mom problems. And I have this feeling I’m making things way more complicated than I should be.
I would love to hear if you decided to send your child to preschool and at what age? Any advice for me?