Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Time for school
This morning I registered Mason for kindergarten. Kindergarten, people.
I know I said this when he lost his first tooth a couple weeks ago, but when did he grow up? Where has the time gone? All of a sudden I have this kid who is listening to an iPod, teaching me how to play video games and telling me things that make me wonder, "Where in the heck did he learn that?"
As I walked through the halls of the school today and glanced into the cafeteria, my heart skipped a beat. What if he doesn't have anybody to sit with during lunch? What if he gets teased by the other kids? What if ... What if ... What if ...
Ahh ... all the sudden this is becoming very real. I know in my heart he will do fine, but it makes me very nervous. It will be good preparation for me for when the girls start school ... because I'm pretty sure that will throw me over the edge.
Posted by Bethany at 3:52 PM
Labels: kindergarten, Mason (aka: Bubba), school
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I can only imagine the feeling in your stomach as you were looking in the cafeteria and thinking about who his friends will be and how school will be for him. How does time go so fast now that we are parents???ReplyDelete
Cool, he has an iPod. I think he will have fun in kindergarten.ReplyDelete
That is such a grown up picture of Mason! Oh my- he looks like a teenager there! WHOA...stop!ReplyDelete
I think that Mason will do great in Kindy. It's true though about the girls...all of the school stuff with E definitely throws ME over the edge!
Ohh Im sure he will do fine, he looks and sounds like an awesome kid that kids will love to sit with, and play with, and Im pretty sure he will have some fans too, he's so cuteReplyDelete
Caleb starts kindergarten next year too. I have such similar feelings to you! I can't believe he is old enough to go to kindergarten. How did that happen?!ReplyDelete
I found when I was worried about all that - the kids did just fine. It's when I expected it to go well, that it didn't.ReplyDelete
How's that for terrible advice!
Oh, I am SO with ya! Kindergarten Screening for Rylee was a few weeks ago... do you think the other parents noticed that I had tears in my eyes when I arrived, and by the time I left I was a sobbing, blubbering mess??!! Yeah. I think it may have been hard to miss. Hugs to you!ReplyDelete
I have Kindergarten registration later in April. I have to drop off the physical form at the pediatrician's office tomorrow. Right now I'm going with the flow, rollin along, going through the motions, trying not to think about it. DON'T MAKE ME THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
As far as Mason is concerned, no worries! I think he is going to be Mr Popularity!!! :)
I am so with you! When Jack started Kindergarten (he is now in 3rd grade) my main "worry" was: how will he get through the lunch line without my help? Somehow he managed and is thriving but it is a big deal to hand your child over to a school full of bullies and teachers for the majority of the day. Good luck..the 1st day isn't any easier. With Grace I wasn't able to be there with her :(. I had Kate that morning at 4:50 a.m. Not the greatest timing on my part but I was assured by daddy that he would make sure she got to her first day of school. Only later did I find out he just pulled into the drop off lane and let her out with Jack...no one walked her to her line and stood there with her and got her to her classroom....ohhhh now I'm feeling bad again...Good luck....ReplyDelete
I feel your pain, my oldest will bein 3rd grade next year.
But the youngest, Cooper, will be starting Kindergarten, and Anastasia will be going to school with them also, first grade probably.
So I will be taking 2 of my babies to school for the first time.
I have already recruited friends to come to the school and pick me up off the floor, it's going to be a sad sad day, and I come home to an empty house!!! Hmmm...do I sense another adoption coming on before this one is even finished?
He'll do fine, and you'll do fine. Hang in there.ReplyDelete
And I was also going to say he looks SO grown up in that pic. I still can't get over the fact he's only FIVE!!! He looks about 8 or 10 in that pic.
Aidan had registration last week and I was the same way. Not worried that he can't do the work but so anxious about the logistics! Lunch, opening his milk, dropping him off, making sure he finds his class. I don't want to hover but I don't want to leave him struggling. I know after a few days he'll have it all figured out and I'll have worried for nothing but right now, it's a big deal! I was so ready for this and proud of him until we got there and I saw the big school and all of those other kids! My right mind knows that he'll do great, but my pregnant, emotional mommy brain is freaking out! We'll have to compare notes this fall. MindyReplyDelete
He looks ready to take on the WORLD!! It seems like yesterday that my oldest kid was off to Kinder, it has gone by so fast, Next year he will be starting Middle School and I have the same feelings.ReplyDelete
Oh Bethany! He is so Handsome! You will have some trouble on your hands. Watch out ladies, here comes Mason!ReplyDelete
I was up for half the night wondering if Jace will be able to find her way to class when she gets off the bus! Geez, it's still 5 months away. BUT I know how fast time flies and it amazes me everyday.ReplyDelete
He totally looks so grown up! I'm sure he's going to be a very, very popular little boy. I bet he has little girls following him all over the place in no time! :-)ReplyDelete
I am about to do this for my Anthony. Sigh!ReplyDelete
it is very hard. For the first child then for the next and I'm sure the next but I only have 2. The day Ethan went to Kindergarten I cried for a week and thank God I had Tristyn at home to make me feel better. When Tristyn went it was very weird to be home alone but I only cried for 2 days because I was used to the fact and the school and knew he would be ok. The problems today are different now that they are 6 and 10. The other kids at school are mean and as long as we have a good relationship with our kids and they know they can talk to us and we do have to admit to ourselves that our kids arent always perfect, it does work out!!ReplyDelete
WOW! I am remembering the little "Stripper", he is seriously starting Kindy? I cannot believe Meggie is starting either....they grow up so fast!ReplyDelete