This has been an emotional couple of weeks around the house. We have changed our original decision about sending our Blueberry Girl to Kindergarten in the Fall. Since she is a January 1st baby she is on the exact cutoff date for our area. At first we struggled with her being the youngest possible child in the class. After revisiting the idea we started to really think about how ready she is. Not to sound like a deluded parent but she really is a bright little girl who is seriously hungry for knowledge.
We went through all the fears we had and we realized that it was really the same fears we would have at any point letting her off into “the world” without us for the first time. We began to feel that keeping her back would be possibly doing more harm than good for her. She is so full of life and a yearning to learn and it became clear she needs this opportunity. As for her social skills, well she is more than confident. She is not afraid to walk into any social situation and meet new people. She is the type of child who can belt out “This girl is on fire” in the middle of a party of mostly adults, many who are strangers (true story). 🙂
I admit I am still in denial about it actually happening aside from looking into planning her 1st school wardrobe and thinking of fun lunchbox ideas. I spied this lunchbox and knew it was perfect, along with this book bag (her 2 fav animals). Denial and shifting focus is a useful blessing right now. 🙂 Anyone have any coping advice? 🙂
Cooking is always a wonderful use of time in my book. I made these very tasty wings and knew I had to share them with you all. They are super easy to throw together and very delicious. Enjoy! 🙂