At 2 years, 7 months and 15 days old, Walker may possibly be getting on a school bus and leaving the safety net of our house and beginning his educational career. It seems scary, impossible and just plain crazy! He is still so little! There are so many things that he can't do for himself, and so many cues that only the mama knows!!
Yesterday, Ramiah and I went and toured one of the preschools that Walker may be able to attend. I was so glad that Ramiah came, I wanted him to really get a sense of what school would be like for Walker. I had worked in this school years ago, so I understand the benefits But I still have many trepidations because he's my child. At the same time, though, I am very excited for him. I recognize that Walker needs more socialization, and he needs more stimulation that I can give him here at home every day. Just seeing Walker's face light up when he saw the kids walk by in the hall, made me smile! Even when we left, Walker was kicking his feet and waving his arms, all excited.
I know that as a parent it is my job to make him as independent as possible, which means letting go. I will have to trust his teachers and aids to establish a relationship with him and learn his cues... and daddy will have to relax a little and let Walker grow into the toddler that he is!