Melanie Jeanne

Kindergarten, Here We Come

It’s getting real. Like really real.
A couple days ago I took my lunch break to drive over to Doodle’s future elementary and turn in her paperwork. I got her welcome packet and sat there soaking in the view, the size, the smell… elementary school is coming at a rapid pace.

It started with her dad and I discussing where our Doodle should go. That was last summer, it feels like just days ago. We put our decision on the back burner because we didn’t need to worry until December, however we were in agreement and we had a game plan. December passed and January came rapidly. I started researching thinking I had all of the time in the world. I quickly learned I missed deadlines and urgently researched plan b’s. I emailed principles and scurried to get all of the paperwork necessary prepared. Then the day came and the stars aligned and little Doodle bug was accepted into the school of our preference. Just like that. Doodle is a kindergartener.

I drive past her future elementary school everyday on my way to work and I bask in the serene environment. The school faces the McDowell Mountains and is surrounded by desert. When I was preparing to change careers I stopped at her future school to sign her up for Pre-K, at the time she was too young.

And now, my baby, my Doodle, she will be a kindergartener this coming fall and her first day of school is August 10th. August 10th! That is right around the corner. Less than four months and I don’t think I am the slightest bit prepared. I get welly just thinking about the transition. I have anxiety worrying about the process of her learning to go to Kids Club after school. I wonder how she will transition, will she experience fear, will she be excited, will her friends be sweet, will she be sweet. Oh my…

People, I cannot believe it. My Doodle will be in kindergarten in four short months. Where did the time go?

My little Doodle’s view starting August 10th. I’d say she’s blessed to live amongst such beauty.

[photo credit: melanie moore]

* Photo Credit Ada Spragg


  1. Ky | TwoPretzels

    April 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    A BEAUTIFUL view.
    And I smile. I know.
    I get it.


  2. Quirky Chaos

    April 19, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Rough life, right? Time is flying. And I love who she is becoming and I miss my baby.

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