Tidbit Going to School on Monday
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I don't normally blog my daily stuff...just because I don't. This Monday the 28th, my 5 year old will enter Kindergarten.

I am starting to get a little freaked out.

He's sooo big. It's too fast. It's too soon.

Just the other day, I turned to my husband and asked "Do you remember when I had my period last?" and now he's going to elementary school.

I'm not hyper protective mother. Really, I'm not. But the thought of him going to Kindergarten is making me feel kind of sick to my stomach.

Please tell me it is going to get better.
Monday I'm going to be a Mess.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006 3:38 PM


There will be tears, honestly!

I remember this day well. There will be tears; I stood there and cried like a baby (my baby!) and then realized that I had absolutely nothing to do. That was 12 years ago . . . . my baby starts her senior year next Wednesday. Thanks for the memories!

For what its worth, enjoy him now; revel in his little-boyness, sign up for PTA, volunteer to be a room-mother (or whatever they call it in your school). You will feel closer to your child and your school, and it will make more memories for you to remember 12 years down the road when your "tidbit" is a senior and the editor of the yearbook, etc. etc.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:02 AM


I know the exact feeling! It just seems like yesterday that my child was born and now he is in first grade. I didn't have as much trouble with kindergarten, but it is a big step. Just know that they will do everything to keep him safe, love him while you're not there, and send him safely home!

*hugs* for sympathy

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:02 AM


I am in the same boat as you!! The 28th is the first day of school for my Kindergartener too!

I'm trying to get all the emotional craziness out of my system before Monday so I dont embarrass him and myself with my blubbering.

I didnt realize how much he's grown until he got out his baby pictures (he loves to look at them) and i saw how different he is. Needless to say I had to excuse myself to my bedroom and had a good "Where did my baby go?" sob.

It's just going to be weird with him gone all day. I told him that and he told me "Well, now you can go play with your friends." *sigh* if only it were that easy.

The anticipation is killing me!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:45 AM


It's ok Mavoureen. WE promise ( I am speaking for his teacher here) to take god care of him and love him almost as well as you do. If it makes you feel any better his teacher is just as scared as you are:) There's a great kids book called Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis. It's a great book for parents and kids:) Also Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Parks is great too!
BIG HUGS and hang in there darlin:)


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