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Kindergarten Jitters

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yesterday was the first day I sent my daughter to kindergarten and she did not cry . . . and I didn't cry. It was that bad the last two days before yesterday. She has been so happy to go to school and then just before she entered the classroom on Monday and before walking into school Tuesday, she was very upset. She wanted me to hug her. These were two very emotional days for me. When I am upset, I do not eat much. I continued to exercise because Monday was the first time both of my girls were at school at the same time! I did not have to bring them to the gym with me and send them to the child care! emoticon But, then I did not have them with ME to bring to the gym to the child-care . . . emoticon

Half of me wanted pom-poms and the other half of me wanted tissues! My 3 year old started pre-school on Monday too. So I was feeling alot of different emotions. I stayed home with my girls for two years and only started working again on a limited basis this past year. My girls have been my life and I never thought I would miss them as much as I miss them this week. Everyone always says, "Enjoy them because it goes by so fast." To all those people I say, "You are right!"

With a significant day of remembrance yesterday, I gave my daughter a big hug when she got off the bus. This week has helped me to remember that everyday is special and to treasure every moment with my children. It does go by fast. emoticon
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    My little girl started kindergarten this year and she kept hiding behind her dad and I when we got her to the classroom. It choked me up:( Now she enjoying it and making new friends and I'm happy to have her learning so much and sharing it with me. It is emotional though!
    1647 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I missed my kids also when they started school. I also went back to work part time when they did. Transitions are hard. You love these kids. I am now missing my children who are far away in college.

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    1647 days ago
    I don't have children of my own, but I have had so many of "other people's kids" all of my life.

    Nine years ago I retired to take care of the babies that each of my twin nieces had that winter. Then a couple of years later, they each had another.

    So, for some time, I had all 4 of them, one boy, three girls, all day long for 3 days a week.

    It was hard for me when the two oldest went to preschool. Then they went to kindergarten. The other two are 6 months apart, so that one of them went to kindergarten a year before the other. Last year was my first with all 4 of them in school all day long, and boy, even not being the mom, it has been a hard for me.

    Usually I get them off of the school bus for 2 afternoons a week and have about 2 hours with them.

    Since I have had my first knee surgery 4 weeks ago, it has been difficult. My heart just aches some days. They have been to see me, and that helped. The day that Ellee, the eldest of the 4 asked me on the phone "Aunt Bonnie, When are you coming back", I just cried. I have to have my right knee done in another 4 weeks, so that is going to be even harder. At least, now I can drive a bit, so will be able to go to see them soon.

    I can't even imagine being the mom! Good luck and enjoy them as much as you are able.
    1650 days ago
    I am one of those mushy emotional moms! I cried every year when my kids started school... even into high school

    My daughter graduated with her bachelors last summer and was picked to be the student speaker at commencement. Needless to say, I shouldn't have bothered putting makeup on.

    Transitions can be tough on parents more so than kids sometimes!

    Enjoy your day!
    1654 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    I never thought I'd be one of those mushy emotional moms, but when you see them growing and changing right before your eyes, it is just so hard. I even cry on the last day of school!

    1654 days ago
    Here's a little something that's good to know. The school doesn't want to keep them. She does get sent home at the end of the day.

    Seriously. Kindergarten was tough even for me, a rough gruff man. Even on our fourth go-round. Now all my babies are grown and I even have a grand baby. And when Dave and his family moved to Denver, I cried all the way home from his house in Baltimore. (I am at his house in Denver right now visiting.)
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