Monday, August 17, 2009

She's Starting School

The baby woke up early this morning. It was just before 6am or so. I rocked him back to sleep and then crawled back into bed myself. While laying there trying to fall back asleep I think the fact that my daughter starts Kindergarten tomorrow really hit me. We go to meet her teacher this afternoon. She then has her first full day of school tomorrow. I think this is going to be tough for all of us. My husband, myself, and our daughter. More so for my daughter and myself. When we took her for the Kindergarten Round-Up back in April she got tears in her eyes when it came time to go back so they could see what all she knew. I think she was scared to go with people she didn't know. We basically had to reassure her it was alright. She has pretty much always only been with me. When on occasion someone else has taken care of her besides her daddy it has almost always been a family member or a close friend who is like family. I am now going to have to trust total strangers to care for my child. This is tough considering the crazy world we now live in. Up to this point, my husband and I have basically bent over backwards to make it possible for me to be a stay at home mom caring for our children. Great childcare is so hard to find now a days so with me at home we have not had to worry about their care. I know all will probably be fine but there is still that fear. I just can't help it! She is my first baby! She'll always be my baby no matter how old she gets!


  1. OMG you brought back the terror of that day for me. The world is a scary place, but if we do our jobs right they will be just fine.

  2. awww they grow up so fast huh!! i bet its a scary but exciting time! looking forward to hearing how her first day goes! keep us posted!

  3. Take a breath....exhale. It will be alright. Just whatever you do, stay calm in front of your daughter, she will sense your anxiety and will react accordingly. I remember doing fine, until I got back out to my car and broke down.