I did it! I took the plunge and enrolled V into preschool. She was set to start in the fall of this year but when it came time we felt as if she wasn’t meeting her marks for speech. Come to find out after some doctors appts and hearing tests she needed tubes. From all of the ear infections she had been getting her eardrums had 0 movement which meant she really couldn’t hear sounds that well. Her surgery was set for the week she was suppose to begin school. As a mother I followed my gut and said let’s wait it out and see how she adjusts once she hears more clearly and we see how she progresses.
It’s been 5 months since the surgery and everything started to become more clear. She was enrolled in gymnastics to familiarize herself with being without mommy and before we knew it, open enrollment was here and we were signing her up. Same school prior just a few months later.
My anxiety wasn’t as bad (okay I’m joking it was still terrible) as it was before. I totally had to bother T all day and night the day before asking if he believed this was going to be a good fit. I reached out to my mother, my grandmother and my friends that have their little ones in school asking all the normal “am I crazy” questions. This time however I had more confidence in myself in the whole “letting go” thing. I had faith that I made the right decision for her and that this would be great for V. Most of all I had faith in my daughter. She loves making friends and being apart of a class!
I was right she absolutely loved it. I was a scattered mess and forgot her jacket had to turn around and go home to get it. My mom got emotional, I got emotional but for the little one who was taking on a new adventure… she loved it!
I’m beyond happy with my decision to keep her home with me the first part of the year and although I don’t want her to grow up the interaction with children is not on a reliable basis so this is so amazing for her! We do gymnastics once a week, she does have play dates here and there but I don’t have many mom friends who have the same schedule as I do to meet up. The best part about the days she goes, I’m at work already so I don’t have to give up any of our mommy & me time. My mom now has some free time in the morning to do what she needs to do as well. It’s an all around win for the whole family.