And even if I’ve got another year with Will before he starts all-day elementary school, I’m still nostalgic about the little boy who’s growing up in front of me. We’re hoping we’re making the right decision for Will – giving him one more year of just half days at a largely play-based pre-school with plenty of time left over for creative play, reading, art and park adventures at home. Will, for his part, seems happy with the idea of another year at Wynnton. When I asked him today how he felt about school ending and summer starting today, he said: “I’m nervous about going to kindergarten.”
When I reminded him he’d be doing pre-k again in the fall so that he can be one of the oldest kids instead of the youngest this time around, he said, “Oh yeah,” and smiled in relief. We’d visited a kindergarten classroom earlier in the spring and he was troubled by the lack of toys there.
Now I’m looking forward to a summer without much of a set schedule. We’ll see how we enjoy our freedom.
Here’s Will with his beloved teacher and a couple of his fellow graduates.