I know, I know. It seems like Lincoln just turned two years old, and here I am already talking about preschool. You’re probably all like, “slowwww down Momma!”
However, here in the great state of Connecticut, the cut off age for attending 3 year old preschool is December 31st. Lincoln technically would be able to attend preschool in the fall, because he will be three years old on November 23rd.
I had it all figured out. Lincoln would go to preschool in the fall two afternoons per week. I found the perfect preschool. I even contacted the school to schedule a private tour. Everything was going right on track.
I know Lincoln is technically considered old enough for school in the fall, but really…he’ll still be TWO! He’s still so much like a baby to me! He’ll be one of the youngest in his class!
I cancelled our preschool tour.
Yes, yes I know I seem like a crazy over-protective Momma who refuses to let her son spread his wings and grow up, but….HE’S TWO!!! And to me, that’s too young!!! There’s still so much I want to do with having him home with me. Call me selfish, I don’t care. The fact is, I’m not ready. I cannot do it yet. And honestly, I don’t really see any need to rush it.
Lincoln can still learn things at home. Just because he’s not in school, doesn’t mean he won’t develop socially and learn his ABC’s. There is plenty I can do with him to help him grow. We can play at the playground, drop in at the library, have a playdate, take a music class, sing songs, get messy with crafts, hit up the bookstore, go to the children’s museum….all while he’s home, with me.
I don’t see this as holding my son back. He’s two for goodness sake! I see it as taking time and not rushing into life! It’s letting my sweet Lincoln be a rambuncious toddler. It’s letting him play like a crazy monster man. And yes, it’s keeping him with his Momma, if just for one more year.