A month ago, I had felt completely prepared and excited. I had no idea my emotions would flip flop so quickly. All of a sudden, I didn’t know what to expect or how to let go. Yup, my daughter, my first born, let go of my hand and stepped right into kindergarten. I wasn’t sure I could walk out that door or leave her behind in such a big and new environment. The emotions I was feeling hit hard and quick. Surviving kindergarten is a little more then I presumed.
But we did it! We survived the first day (and half week) of kindergarten. Big C loves kindergarten more then weekends. What?! Who is this child? I hope her passion for learning never ends. My prayer is that she excels and never struggles in learning, but catching on to knew concepts comes easily.
The first half week of kindergarten wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies, though. Well, maybe the butterflies part is true. Because we both had them in our tummies. We are still getting used to the new schedule, traffic and procedures. As Big C waits for mommy to pick her up after school, her nerves get the best of her. So we’ll try something different this week and see how it goes.
I can’t even describe how proud I am of my daughter. Her teacher has told me that she’s a pleasure to have in class, a great listener and wonderful role model for the kids around her. I cried tears of happiness when I read those words. I hope she keeps it up, because at this rate, she is definitely surviving kindergarten.
Surprisingly, her energy level is still sky high by the time she gets home. I thought for sure she would curl up on the couch and rest or fall asleep once she walked in the door. Nope, she is more like the energizer bunny. Thankfully, she crashes at bedtime and is ready to conquer a new day in the morning.
Did your children (and you) survive the first of Kindergarten?