They grow up so fast, don't they? Do you ever watch those heart-stringy TikTok videos that show the progression of some random child growing up while sappy music plays in the background? You don't even know who these people are but you still end up crying anyway. Same.

It's amazing how quickly the proverbial sands slip through the hourglass of life. One minute our child relies on us for literally everything and the next thing we know they're clinging to their independence like a fast-food addict clings to his 10-piece.

However, no matter how hard we try, there's nothing we can do to fight off the inevitable. Your children, no matter how small now, will eventually grow up and become independent littles who need you less and less. And while that can be emotionally devastating, it's also a testament to what a great parent you are.

Because of you and your guidance, your little one is developing the skills they will need to begin exciting new chapters in their own lives. You may not be as important in their day-to-day activities as you once were, but your child is is slowing but surely on their way to becoming a functioning member of society, and for that, you should be incredibly proud.

One of the hardest moment in any parent's life is the day they watch their baby boy/girl climb the seemingly massive steps of the big yellow school bus for the very first time. They waddle to their seat, sit down and the bus slowly pulls away with your precious cherub on board. Devastating, yet wonderful.

According to an article published by the Kennebec Journal, one area school is set to hold their Pre-K registration soon. The KJ is reporting on their website (under community) that the Marcia Buker School in Richmond, Maine has Pre-K reg coming up!

The Kennebec Journal went on to report that Pre-K registration will be open from June 5-7. Registrations will take place at the school and kids will be screened for health, language and motor skills, among other things the KJ said.

The Kennebec Journal explained that children must be four years of age by 10-15-2024 in order to qualify. Oh, and don't forget your child's birth certificate and immunization records!

You'll need to schedule a screening slot by calling Deb Bodge at 207.737.4748.

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