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August 30th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Boo Hoo or Woo Hoo ~ The Tale of a Mom’s First Day of Kindergarten

This week my youngest son started Kindergarten. I didn’t know how it would go.

With my first born I cried and was sad, but being a stay at home mom I had spent day after day with him. It was weird being home with only one for a whole day. I didn’t know what he would encounter at school and worried that he might be hungry or scared.

After the first day, he came out of school and said “This was the best day ever!” Each day got easier for me as I saw how much he enjoyed school and was so proud of the things he brought home.

This week, when my youngest started school, I thought it would be easy. He is more confident and adventurous than my first born. The night before Kindergarten I read the story The Night Before Kindergarten to him and I started to get teary-eyed. My role as a stay at home mom was changing. From 8-3 it would only be me at home and my boys would be learning about the world from their teachers. I worried that my youngest might make wrong choices in his actions, whether he would interrupt the teacher or have a crying fit. (He has a personality all his own)

The next morning we took pictures, got all dressed with our new backpacks, and we were off. The school held a Boo-Hoo Breakfast where the moms and dad would get to say good-bye to their kids before they would go to their class. It involved the story The Kissing Hand and some information about their day. There were hugs and kisses and they marched upstairs. I got a quick hug and a see you later!, just like I thought. Even though my husband was home, it was quiet – eerily quiet – something that I am still getting used to several days later. At the end of the day I saw his smiling face exiting the school and his first comment was “I Love Kindergarten!”

I have to admit I think about the boys when they are gone at school, wondering if schoolmates are being nice to them, if they are having a good day, and what neat things they are doing. It’s hard growing up, isn’t it? Even for parent!

If you want to use the same fun First Day signs from my picture above you can find them here.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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