Kindergarten Here We Come


My daughter had her last day of school on Friday. While I had been coming to grips with the fact that school was ending that didn’t stop me from finding myself all in my feels Friday afternoon as we said goodbye to the school that was the first place that ever cared for my child after she stayed home with me for nearly 3 years.

Addison First Day of School

Talk about a boo hoo fest. I mainly kept it together until I got in the car. I suppose the tears were really symbolic of the fact that my last child is moving into a stage that seems to move faster than any other and I’m not ready. I’ve really been so emotional lately about a lot of things and her moving on to Kindergarten is not helping…but she must go. I know.

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The week before last I enrolled her and she took her assessment. Friday of that same week we attended the Kindergarten round up where the children got a chance to go into an actual classroom while the parents met with the school staff for an overview and we even got to take a bus ride.

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She’s super excited about heading to “hell”ementary school (as she calls it.) I suppose her being excited makes me feel a little better. Now it’s time to enjoy the Summer because it will seem like only 2 weeks passed before her Kindergarten teacher is pushing me out of the classroom door, waving me off saying “She’ll be fine Mom”

Ugh.

Anybody else having Pre Kindergarten woes? Anybody?

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14 Comments

  1. *sniffles* They grow up so fast. I didn’t shed a tear for either of mine though I was home with all of my kids with no help for years day in and day out I was so happy to have a break I was up at the crack of dawn ready for them to be off to school on their first day.
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  2. I am going through the EXACT same thing right now. My son’s last day of preschool is this upcoming Friday, and I’m so sad. I’m also so nervous, excited, and scared about him starting Kindergarten.
    I LOVE all her start/end pictures. Beautiful!
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  3. I remember that feeling with my son and I’m even more protective of my daughter. She is only 3 so I have a little bit of time left but even the thought makes my nerves bad. My son has one more year of elem. school left and I’m all in my feelings. As Mom’s I guess that is our job, at least we are on top of things.
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  4. Awww she is too cute and she definitely looks like she’s ready to get the “hell-ementary” party started like now! LOL. We are finishing up our second year of homeschooling so I don’t tear up as much about them leaving. But my youngest is about to be four and every day I look at her and have the feeling of “I’m not ready”. She has so much personality and I just want her to stay that way but she refuses to stop growing LOL
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  5. Lawd, this is going to be me in about 3 years with my baby Kayla…Congrats though, it is always a bittersweet experience…my girl Faithy started Kindergarten this year and is moving on to first grade. She is my first born girl and it has been so hard watching her grow so first….I understand!

  6. My oldest and second child didn’t go to a preschool (I wish they could have) but I still had alllll of the feels when they started school. Especially this year, when my son started Kindergarten and was gone all day. It was SO strange. And next year, both of them will be out of the house and I will only have one child for HALF A DAY. So strange. How fast it all goes. You are one proud mommy and your little girl is beautiful! Congratulations and well wishes for the milestones ahead. 🙂

  7. Although I was actually more stressed about my daughter starting at a new school than she ever was (um, she never was), I was always happy to see her jump into a new experience head first and with a big smile. However, now that she’s starting 6th grade and becoming even more independent, I have very mixed feelings. She’s growing up so fast, and yet there are still those moments when I know she still wants to be Mommy’s little girl. Enjoy kindergarten. Time really does fly…

  8. Awwww what a cutie!!! My daughters last day is next Wednesday! Crazy how it’s already the end of the school year!

  9. I think she’s going to love Kindergarten. Moo had a rough start, but now that the school year is winding down, I can see how much she blossomed. She’s already looking forward to first grade! My little guy on the other is not the least bit interested in going to Pre-K. We’ll register him and then play it by ear over the summer to make sure he’ll be ready.
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