Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ready or Not....


I cannot come to grips that my little girl is going to Kindergarten soon. One more week. That is all I have left and then, she might has well be in college. I mean really? This is the end of her childhood at home. It won't ever be the same. Really. Yes I am moping. I have so many "what if" questions. Like what if other kids teach her bad things? Have I taught her enough to make good choices? I don't know. I do look forward to there being a bit more quiet and peace with her gone during the day, but I will miss my firstborn. Really I will. She makes me laugh and I just love her. Her sister will be so sad not to have a playmate. Every night for the past week I have gone to sleep asking Joe questions about what I'm going to do when she's gone. I know I'm probably blowing it way out of proportion, but this seems huge. I am not looking forward to next Monday. Life will change. I'm not one who particularly likes change. Any suggestions for this scared little Mama?

7 comments:

Kari said...

alisa, you are such a sweet Mom. I feel bad because I sometimes feel as though I can't wait for my kids to get out the door to school! I know the feeling of losing your baby. Dont worry, every Mom feels that way. I followed the bus to school the first week. :) My advice would be to ease into it...go to lunch with her the first week. Oh, and a good one to get in good with the teacher is to bring in treats or supplies that they need. It always helps!

Heiner Happenings said...

It's a big step for her and you,and yes it's very common to feel anxious and sad about this sort of thing. It will always be difficult to let go and give them their independence(espicially the first). The first couple weeks might be tough,but she will adjust right into her schedule! The great thing about Kindergarten,they are always needing parental help...not only does it let you see her during the day,it will allow Analise to feel close to you in another way. She will be just fine- Promise!!

p.s try packing a tiara,or special lunch or note with her one day. Kai loved it~ (not a tiara though) lol!

Jeppesen Family said...

Really? She's old enough? That's crazy! She's gonna love it! I'm totally ready for Julia to go to Kindergarten! But, sadly, she's NOT old enough...

DeANNA said...

AWWW, DON'T FEEL BAD. IT IS TOTALLY NORMAL.

I WAS 7 MONTHS PREGNANT WHEN MY OLDEST STARTED AND I CRIED LIKE BABY. IT WASHORRIBLE FOR ME SINCE MY HUSBAND WAS IN TRAINING IN CALIFORNIA.

YOU WILL FIND THAT WHILE YOU MISS HAVING HER AT HOME, YOU WILL LOVE THE EXCITMENT IN HER EYES AND VOICE AS SHE COMES HOME AND TELLS YOU ALL ABOUT ALL THE WONDERFUL NEW THINGS SHE IS LEARNING. IT IS SUCH A GOOD FEELING TO KNOW YOU ARE MISSED AND YOUR BABY IS GROWING! TRUST ME, YOU WILL CHERISH THE TIMES SHE IS NOT IN SCHOOL SO MUCH MORE!!

SHE IS GOING TO CTA RIGHT?

Chelsea said...

Oh I hear ya. It is a BIG change. But once you realize how bored they get in the summer, you'll be glad for the next school year and for someone else to be responsible for stimulating their brains! I know I am.

Chelsea said...

Oh I hear ya. It is a BIG change. But once you realize how bored they get in the summer, you'll be glad for the next school year and for someone else to be responsible for stimulating their brains! I know I am.

marcee said...

That is an AMAZING picture- I love it! Advice? I have absolutely nothin' for ya. I took my third child to first grade (not even kindergarten anymore & I have two more at home, mind you!) and I totally cried! It only gets worse.