Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,“This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

As hard as it is for me to comprehend this, my sweet baby will be starting preschool later this year.

i dread it. like, really dread it.

i keep thinking of ways to get out of it.

just so that i can have one more year at home with him.

but then i realize those thoughts are coming from a place of selfishness.

i even thought about homeschooling him. but i quickly realized this was just not a great idea. i don't feel led to do so, and i really don't think i could get much accomplished with his very own fan club (ahem...harper) by our sides.

i think Carson would thrive in a school setting. he LOVES to be around other children. he loves the idea going to "school."

i'm pretty sure he'll give me a quick wave on the first day of school, while i cry an ugly cry.

separation anxiety. at it's finest.

when i think about "letting him go" i ponder on whether or not preschool is really a necessity?

he's known everything he needs to learn in preschool for years now.

i've been blessed (and sometimes burdened ;) with a child who has rain-man memory. seriously. i'm not trying to brag or tell you that my kid is a genius, but i am not exaggerating when i say that the kid can memorize ANYTHING. which obviously aids in learning.

as i type this, Carson is sitting on the couch teaching harper geography, specifically that the golden gate bridge is located in san "phran-kicko" (his knowledge exceeds his speech :) he has been interested lately about where states are located at so i printed him out a map of the US and the kid about fell over in excitement.

i do not share the same enthusiasm.

anyways, point being, as these thoughts circulate my brain, i struggle with whether preschool is even worth it. will he actually benefit from going? or will he simply be "baby-sat" for five hours a day?

anybody have thoughts on this? i'm kind of new to the whole school thing, so any thoughts are appreciated!

ps- anyone know which song the title of the post comes from?? if you get the lyrics stuck in your head, then your welcome. ;)

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