Erin Spatz: Tall and thin

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I realize that this school year has not even ended yet, but I am seriously worried sick about sending Chandler to Kindergarten.

She is very tiny! Not short, but tall and thin. She finally weighs 31.5 pounds, and yes I am just as proud of that .5 as I am the 31 pounds. She will be tall and thin for her whole life. I am fairly certain she'll be taking her drivers test in her booster seat, because at this rate of weight gain she's unlikely to actually weigh enough to be out of it before her 16th birthday.

Now, she may be tiny but she is not quiet. Ever. So, I have no doubt she'll be heard. But what if some big kid squishes her?  My plan this summer was to bulk her up before the fall, but my older brother said I'd better set the goal to having her bulked up by high school.

She is on track in all other ways except weight, but what if there is a strong wind on the playground? Maybe I'll send her to school wearing my ankle weights.
This is causing me such stress. I am going to have a stomach ulcer over kindergarten and this time it's not about the homework. I need Tums just typing this ...

This issue has me so worried that it is keeping me up at night.
I know that if we had the money in our family budget that we would send her to private kindergarten, and we love our local public school and the teachers. Maybe they'll let me come with her, if I promise not to say anything in class. I won't answer any questions or anything.

I am going to make her a protein shake right now. Oh mercy, I've got to do something.  I only have five more months to worry about this ... I hope I have enough stomach lining for that.

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