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Starting Kindergarten :( AliG(Aidans mommy) 1 child; Texas 10774 posts
13th Aug '13

Anyone else sad? Lol not sure how to deal with my only baby starting school! The longest we have been apart is 1 week. Now he will be gone for an entire 8 hours a day! He will be 6 in March, he's excited and nervous but mainly excited! Mommy is sad,nervous and anxious about leaving him with strangers lol. Any ideas how to calm my nerves about this new chapter in our lives? Am I the only one who's feeling like this? Most people are excited about their kids going to school but I'm really going to miss him :(

ღSheila Lynnღ 3 kids; Weed, California 47383 posts
13th Aug '13

I am so sad that my oldest will be in 3rd n my middle child is going to be in kinder. Though I can't wait for September 4th to come. Lol!

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1057 posts
13th Aug '13

It's always nerve wrecking when they start kindergarten. I have one going to second grade this year and one starting kindergarten. She's always been my tiny baby girl so its hard thinking about her going. Just know that they have so much fun at school and they will be gaining so much from the experience of kindergarten. And of course they will be coming back home to the comfort of their mamas at the end of the day. Just be strong and enjoy watching het blossom at school. I cry the first day every year. *hugs*

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
13th Aug '13

My anxiety is going crazy.... Like... Looking into home schooling. Just not ready for her to go.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
13th Aug '13

Mine started yesterday. I was sad but it wasn't a huge deal. Probably because she's been in pre-k since 3.

meggg+J,B&L♥ 3 kids; Nasinu, Fiji 16901 posts
13th Aug '13

My 4 year old starts on sept 3rd :(

AliG(Aidans mommy) 1 child; Texas 10774 posts
13th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" My anxiety is going crazy.... Like... Looking into home schooling. Just not ready for her to go."</blockquote>




Lol so was I! He starts in 2 weeks and the safety rules at the school make my anxiety worse lol. I know it's for their safety but my anxiety will not like it!

AliG(Aidans mommy) 1 child; Texas 10774 posts
13th Aug '13

Thank you ladies...I don't feel so alone now. Every time I even think of him starting I start to cry lol.

ღSheila Lynnღ 3 kids; Weed, California 47383 posts
13th Aug '13

I think I'm more sad that my daughter is going to be 1 soon!

AliG(Aidans mommy) 1 child; Texas 10774 posts
13th Aug '13

I need another baby lol jk jk I'm done with my 1!

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
13th Aug '13

My son is starting kindergarten in about 2 weeks. :) He is sooo excited. It's all he talks about. He was in daycare when he was a baby for about 6 months or so until I got pregnant with my middle baby, but that was a very long time ago. Since then it's been me and the boys for years. I know this is good for him and he is so ready, but I can't quite wrap my brain around the whole riding on the bus by himself issue or staying somewhere I have no control over. :)



I mean what if he gets lost or gets on the wrong bus? :D My husband also pushed for the whole day kindergarten vs the 2 hour a day class. I know it's good for him and that's what I keep telling myself. He's so bored at home now.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
13th Aug '13
Quoting AliG(Aidans mommy):" I need another baby lol jk jk I'm done with my 1!"


LOL I think that too until i realize that the baby is going to become a toddler. Another baby? Absolutely. Bring me a dozen. A toddler ... no thanks .. got enough already. :D

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
13th Aug '13

I have another year before my son is supposed to start. He is 4 now. I have homeschooled him for preschool, and he has always been with me. Seriously, other than the occasional times his father has had to watch him so I could work (never more than 8 hours, never more than a couple times a month) or go to school (a couple hours a couple times a week). I am so genuinely going to miss him, because I LOVE his company. It just makes it worse that we have talked about it and he very emphatically does NOT want to go to school, especially since he won't even be in the same school as his cousins.



It isn't really about him growing up...because I am okay with that, it is inevitable. It is about losing the time together that we both enjoy so much. I will mourn that, and I suspect he will, too. He learns SO WELL with me, too, and I have enjoyed teaching him so much, that we will miss that, too.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
13th Aug '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" I have another year before my son is supposed to start. He is 4 now. I have homeschooled him for preschool, ... [snip!] ... I suspect he will, too. He learns SO WELL with me, too, and I have enjoyed teaching him so much, that we will miss that, too."


I'm glad that you guys have such good memories together, but at some point they need social interaction with people who are us though too. I think it's healthy for them.



Actually i had this same conversation with my high risk dr about my oldest. She asked me if i was going to send him to a private school because he is naturally good with numbers. She knows about it because when he was 2 (I saw her every other week or so for years during my pregnancies), he was telling time at the appointment. That's progressed and now he's doing full blown equations and stuff. ... at 5. Anyway, I told her that we had 3 kids now ... we couldn't afford to pay the tuition for something like that. She then asked me if i was going to homeschool.



Besides the fact that I'm concerned that he's going to quickly pass me in *my* understanding of math, he needs all that other stuff too. He needs to learn how to make friends and interact with people he doesn't know.



I would not consider him homeschooled by me before this. He's done it all on his own. All i did was show him the correct symbols. It's kind of cute .. when he draws pictures ... he uses numbers to make buildings. He made a snowman in a number house the other day and below it he put 1,000,000,000 + 1 =1,000,000,001 with the correct amount of zeros and everything. :) I specifically didn't do any type of organized curriculum or anything like that because I felt that he needed to be a kid now more than he needed to be a student to be ahead in kindergarten. He needed to play in mud puddles and watch bugs and build train tracks with his brothers.



Yes it's ironic. The jokes on me.



Also, i don't think there's anything wrong with homeschooling. It just wasn't something I wanted to do right now when he's going to be spending the next 15-18+ years going to school.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
13th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" I'm glad that you guys have such good memories together, but at some point they need social interaction ... [snip!] ... It just wasn't something I wanted to do right now when he's going to be spending the next 15-18+ years going to school."</blockquote>




He has several cousins he plays with regularly, and we go to the park often. There are a lot of other things I have been waiting until he was a little older to take advantage of, like programs through the zoo and the aviary. Socialization is not something I am overly concerned about.



I am also very concerned about the germs, because I live with someone that is soon to be on a transplant list. Germs are always having to be considered.



Besides, even though I realize that eventually I will not be the very center of his world, that does not mean that I will not mourn the loss of all that special time together, just he and I. I would mourn it no matter the cause of the change, because it would still be the change.



I do believe I could do a much better job of educating him than a public school. I am educated and learning one on one, to his learning style, would definitely benefit him. But I am aware of some of the benefits of public school, because then he gets to deal with the widest variety of people, the good and the bad.



If he hates it as bad as I did, and acts out because of boredom like I did, I would just as soon be homeschooling him, though. If I can find a way to do it.



In the end, I will do what I believe is right for him, and try to provide him an atmosphere where he can thrive. If that means public school, then so be it. If that means something else, then so be it. Education is extremely important to me; I just want to facilitate his learning, wherever or however.