~My Baby Will Be in Kindergarten~
Kindergarten testing has started and it has me thinking about my little guy and how there are no more toddlers or babies in the house. It makes me sad that there are no more diapers around, no more bottles and pacifiers, no more strollers and highchairs, and no more 5-point harness carseats. Don’t get me wrong, I am very proud of both my kids for all they have accomplished and how they have grown into great young people, but I just can’t believe how fast it went.
When you are living through the sleepless nights and the potty training nightmares, just remember it all happens so fast in perspective to the rest of your child’s life. I know it may seem at the time that things are so hard and they will never improve, but they will and you will all make it out of those stages and faster than you even think.
Yo Gabba Gabba has been replaced with Transformers, rattles have been replaced with T-Ball bats, and walkers have been replaced with bikes with training wheels. It’s funny how kids interests change and progress. I will say the second child got a little cheated. His older sister had him on shows that she was interested in, so he basically missed out on Sesame Street and Dora. She was already moved on to Yo Gabba Gabba, The Fresh Beat Band, and Imagination Movers by the time he was interested in TV.
He still does continue to follow sister, but he pretty much doesn’t let her dress him like a princess anymore. He does have his own thoughts and ideas, he has his own interests now, and he has his own friends. He’s becoming quite the little man.
He loves his sister and his family, and even though the days of babies are over there is so much to look forward to. My kids being at age 5 and 7 is a great time in their life. They are so cute, interested in learning, and fun to be around. They still love their parents, and even when they fight like cats and dogs I know they love each other too. I can’t wait to see what the next 5-7 years brings. The next challenge stage I’m predicting will come in the teen years.
How do you feel about your babies getting older?