I have a kindergartner in the house

A new chapter in my motherhood journey began today as I dropped off Gage at school for his first day of Kindergarten.


Julie Billiart is a Catholic school that specializes in kids with learning differences, including kids on the autism spectrum.  We chose it for many reasons with the biggest one for me being the small class size (12), but the two recesses and sensory accommodations in the classroom were big plusses too.

This is a big, great beginning for Gage,  but with that I feel an ending of something too as the tears come.  I pushed and prodded him to his starting line while moving closer and closer to my own finish line.  Yes, I know my mothering days aren’t over, not by a long shot, but there is a definite shift in the air and it freaks me out a bit. I want time to slow down so I can enjoy and appreciate every moment.

I’m going to sit here, enjoy a cup of coffee and contemplate what to do with these thirty hours a week that just opened up to me.  Should I get a job, go back to school or lose some weight?  I don’t think I have time for all three but it will be nice to spend the next few mornings mulling my choices.


12 thoughts on “I have a kindergartner in the house

  1. Thoughts of Joy says:

    WOW! How time flies! He looks adorable and ready to roll! You have done a terrific job getting him ready for big time school life. You should be proud. Take a little time for yourself, THEN think about bigger things you might like to accomplish. You deserve it. 🙂

  2. Tara says:

    How wonderful! I’m still in denial that I’ll be in these shoes next August with Garrett 😦 I don’t think I’d rush into anything just yet – I’d soak up those hours alone before I did anything with my time – you’ve earned it, mama!!

  3. Literary Feline says:

    I hope Gage is settling into his new school well. Are you happy with it so far, Stacy? I’m sure I’ll be in tears next Monday when Mouse starts kindergarten. I have a feeling she’s going to have a blast. 🙂

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