Last night I enrolled Brynne in the 4-year old program. First of all, my baby is starting school next year??? And second of all, my baby is starting school next year??
What a surreal week this will be for me. Not only did I enroll my youngest baby in school, but I am enrolling my oldest baby in HIGH SCHOOL next week. When did this happen?
In addition to that, Dawson will officially become a teenager this year and Eli will start all-day kindergarten. I truly am overwhelmed with the enormity of these four events all happening at the same time.
Pre-k enrollment was to begin last night at 6:30 p.m. When I enrolled Eli last year, I just went in during the week because he's on an IEP for his speech. I was not prepared for what I encountered last night! I showed up right at 6:30 p.m. to streets lined with cars. I thought, "uh oh" !! I went in and found three lines the length of the building. A teacher told me that people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. I quickly started adding in my head. It was originally said that they would only take 200 students. I was suddenly very nervous!
The pre-k program will be at the new school being built across from our subdivision (thank you Lord for blessing my gas budget!) We drive by that new school at least four times a day. And we talk about it every time! Eli talks about how he is going to go to kindergarten there and Brynne says she's going too. I've really been pumping them up about it getting Eli prepared for the transition.
But last night I seriously was beginning to wonder if Brynne would get to go. Let's just say that child would never forgive me if she didn't get to go to that school next year!
After waiting in line for 1 1/2 hours, it was finally my turn. Come to find out, out of all of those people in line, only 35 or so had actually been enrolled (of course there were 2 other lines with as many). But, shoooo! I was saved! Then we were assured that all kids would get in. I guess they will just hire more teachers if they need them.
Anyway, the baby girl is enrolled. I am so excited for her! But, so sad too. She'll only go half day next year, but this is my last year home with her .. or any of the kids. They will all be in school so soon. Then, what will I do with myself???