Tomorrow marks what I feel is an important day in parenthood. My little boy is turning 5. I am scared to death. To me, 5 marks that whole they are no longer a toddler phase and you have to accept the fact that said child is no longer a baby. I am not sure I can cope with the idea that my baby is no longer a baby. To add to my issues, I have the only child in my circle of friends whose child will be enrolled in all day kindergarten as opposed to half day kindergarten. Apparently it is better for Autistic children to be in a structured environment for 8 hours instead of 4. All I know is that my baby is going to be gone all day everyday, supporting my opinion that at age 5, they are no longer babies, but independent little people who don't need you as much any more.