Wow, my middle-child started kindergarten this week. Oh dear, sweet *C*. He went from the 'baby' of the family to the middle-child this month after his baby-brother, *L*, was born... and now he is a big kindergartner, getting on the bus and out of my view for 8 hours each day. My emotions have run amuck!
I love him. I love how very different he is then his older brothers, *J* and *E*. I often wonder how this "dream world personality" will influence who he is over the years. Will he out grow it? Will it make him more of a dreamer then his brother *E*, who lives by the rules (classic-first child personality ... his older brother *J* is about 9 years older so in many ways *E* is a first child too). I worry about *C*'s ability to stay on task while in school now. I want him to WOW his teachers. I want them to love him for who he is. So we'll see how this year plays out. Maybe kindergarten will do wonders and with a class room full of 5- and 6-year olders he will take the next step to growing-up; listening, learning, loving the routine.
I'm not necessarily ready for him to grow up. Kindergarten now, what's next? Middle School? College? I am watching time zoom by with his older brothers ... So I know what is in store. Maybe it is time for me to sit down, play with legos, and enter his imaginary world for a few moments, before it is gone.
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com