Monday, March 7, 2011

Growing Up


I got a letter in the mail on Saturday that was addressed to "The Parents of Ellis Leary". The letter let us know that Ellis has been accepted to go to school at Fox Hills Elementary School. Because our other kids are in the Magnet Program, I have to apply each year I have a child entering Kindergarten in order to get them all in the same school.

I have mixed feelings about Ellis going to school. He is so small still and looks like he should be 3 instead of 4. He is my baby and it is hard to let go. I will really miss him. He has been my buddy this year while the other kids were at school.

On the other hand, he is bored staying home with me. He is starting to read. He knows that he is missing out by not going to school. He REALLY wants to go. Against my better judgment, I have enrolled him and notified the school that we accept the position offered for him to go to Fox Hills Elementary.

Ellis assures me that he will be the first one home and we will still have some time together without them. Maybe he is too logical for me...

5 comments:

Amber Louise Gusa said...

such a little cutie... I don't want him to grow up either!

Love your guts Linder

mommaquincy said...

that last one is hard to let grow up! He'll be fine, he is a sweetie!

Mortensen Family said...

Oh what a change in your life! I bet though you will be so busy while they are gone, that the day will just fly by!
Sending a hug! by the way thank you for inviting us to Mia's baptism.

The Ellis Family said...

Oh, he is a cute kid! Some lucky teacher gets to have him in her class.

mammasweet said...

Linda, he reminds me of Eli going into Kindergarten. Great things come in small packages. I know I'm supposed to be an empty nestor, but this week, along with Leah and Eli and their four spring break college buddies, I saw 22 piano students, Scott, Kristi, Brig, Abram, Emily, Lizzie, Brooke Wilson, Joe, Beth, Amelia and Jane. It just means they are doing more with someone besides mommy. Ellis will always come back to you.