My Baby Is In School (Plus 10 Songs About Kids Growing That Will Make You Cry)

Destruction started Junior Kindergarten this year. The worst part about it was that I only found out that he qualified for this program at the end of May which left June and July for me to wrap my head around this before school started mid-August. I was not prepared to have my baby start school. He is only 4 years old. I mean, there has to be a mistake here, right??


It is a voluntary program so I wasn’t sure it was the right thing for him at first. Shayne and I talked about it at length and ultimately, he is ready for school. The deciding factor was when I was listing off all the reasons why he was too little Shayne stopped me and said, “Janna, just because you’re not ready for him to go to school doesn’t mean that he’s not ready.”.


School Started for Destruction


I was a mess for 2 weeks after I registered him. You’ll recall from about a year ago, that I struggle with milestones. Equally proud of my kids and distraught by their growing up. If you want to read that post, click here.


I did a pretty good job of putting school out of my mind for a couple of months. Then along came August and it started to get real again. My baby boy was going to go to school. A big kid school, 5 days a week. Like a kindergartener, just a year earlier. I bought him a backpack and talked to him about his teacher and his class. Who are we kidding? He was talking about going to school all through the summer so he was READY when the first day came around.  I mean, look at his kid on his first day.

First Day of Pre K

So while I have been getting my head around my baby now turning into a big boy, Shayne has a thing he does for me. He thinks it is hilarious to make me cry by playing the most sentimental songs he can think of. He finds it especially hilarious when I am already super emotional, like when I have my oldest son starting school. Needless to say, it has been awfully musical around our house lately. With that in mind, I started putting together a list of the songs that had something to do with kids growing up or with parenthood being hard. I’m not a huge country music fan but I do like to listen to country songs when I am looking for something with meaning. So guess what this list is all of? Country songs that make me cry. You’re welcome.


“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins

“Then They Do” – Trace Adkins

“He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire

“He’s Mine” – Rodney Adkins

“Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney

“Let Them Be Little” – Lonestar

“There Goes My Life” – Kenny Chesney

“Handprints on the Wall” -Kenny Rogers

“You’re Gonna Be” – Reba McEntire

“I Hope You Dance” -LeeAnn Womack


So there you have it. Do you have any songs that remind you of your kids? How about songs that make you cry? I’m open to more suggestions. After all, I have to do the first day of kindergarten next year….



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