Kindergarten Registration

2014-01-13_0001 Today was a big day for me as a parent.  I registered my youngest son, Akshay, for kindergarten.  Full day, get on the bus, eat lunch at school kindergarten.

I have been waiting for this day for a long time.  The moment when all my boys would be in school from 830 - 330 and I would have freedom.  Uninterrupted time for me and my business.  The end to inconveniently timed, mid-day pickups.

But now that it is almost here, I feel sad.  Huge heartache.  As I was processing the paperwork with our elementary school, I was reminded that time does fly by and here we are at yet another milestone. Another reminder that we are all are getting older.

My little Akshay turns 5 in June.  He still needs me and lets me hug and hold him in my arms. But I realize I only have a couple years left of this babyish stage.  And even though I have been dreaming of the day when all three of my boys would be in school full time, I wish I could freeze time for just a little bit.  Akshay is my last one at home.  My baby entering into kindergarten will be a big change for all of us.

How did you feel when your youngest left the nest?