Cooper will be going into the 3rd grade this year and never went to preschool. I just didn’t feel like he was ready and I had plenty of time to work with him at home as well as having a big group of neighborhood friends that he played with often.
Fast forward to this year and I have a 4.5 year old Callan, who wants to be just like his big brother. He’s been asking to go to school for over a year now, played baseball like his brother and is far more “grown up” than Cooper was at this age. I think it’s just that second born, trying to keep up!
The choice was, and still is, a bit hard for me. I feel mom guilt about sending him away earlier than I did Cooper. About having less time with him. But the reality is, he is a completely different child and you really have to parent each one differently. So, my sweet boy is going to pre-K this year and he was very excited to go shopping for school clothes, just like his big brother.
Getting a wardrobe ready for school in North Carolina is a bit different than other places. You still put your kids in shorts for the first 2 months of school! So I like to pick up a few new shorts/tees, then get the long sleeve and pants a tad big to prep for the “southern fall” which happens around November.
Is it just me, or does this button down make him look 3 years older?!
I love that a big selection of Carter’s bottoms have an elastic waist or drawstring. If your kids wait until the very.last.second. to go to the bathroom like mine, you know just how great this feature is!
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