Getting little man ready for VPK



As much as I would like to deny it in my head, the little man is starting to grow up. This August K-Man will be turning 4 & that means he gets to start VPK. At first I was thinking about not sending him due to not knowing if I want the kids in Public school & had the thought of home schooling. Little man decided he had other plans, asking for the past 6 months about if he can go to school I have decided to budge & give it a try with him. 
For many mothers this may not be a big deal, however the kids have NEVER spent a say away. If the kids weren't at home with their mommy, they we home with their Meme (My mother). I am super over protective when it comes to my babies so this whole sending my little guy to a daycare center for school makes me nervous.
Being committed to trying something new for the kids, the little guy toured the school he'd be going to. He's in love with the thought of going to school & making friends. His words to me were "mommy you will be okay, I will go to school & learn. & don't worry mom I will come back home." reassuring me that everything will be okay.
Although I don't want to admit this, it seems like the little guy may need to time away from mommy & Meme.

Alyssa Waters

7 comments:

Alaina Bullock said...

How sweet! I bet he will do great!

Megan Nichols said...

My son is almost three and I am soooo dreading the thought of sending him to school. I don't have patients to home school him but I am not a fan of public school! Such a hard decision!

Ronnie E. said...

How sweet of him to say. <3 You're clearly raising him right. He's so considerate.

Renae C. said...

It is so hard to send the kids off! We homeschool now, but my son did do public school for Kindergarten. :) Good luck!

erica said...

ok judging by his age I'm going to assume VPK is some sort of preschool? Preschool is fun!

1mommy2monsters said...

VPK is Voluntary Pre- Kindergarten. It gets them prepared for Kindergarten, in a sense gives them a head start into school

Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

You sound EXACTLY like me! I have 5 kids and they have been with me from the beginning. The older 3 have stayed with their father when they were younger (2,4 & 5). I have a son that is to start K in the fall and we were offered an option of VPK this summer, so we took it. At first I was a little unsure mainly because I know their time at home is only so long and I didnt want to lose any of that but he has been going for a week and he loves it. We toured 4 locations and he choose 1 that was more like a summer camp and they have horse riding, archery, swimming, sports in addition to general learning and arts and crafts. I still question the time I am losing with him but he is growing up none the less :)