Monday, July 29, 2013

Samantha Goes To Kindergarten

Well, the time has come.  No putting it off any longer.  I have GOT to come to terms with the fact that my "baby" is going off to kindergarten next week.

I've actually been dreading this for a whole year now.  As long as she was in pre-K I didn't have to deal with my emotions but pre-K is ending this week and kindergarten is waiting on her.  

And I'm not excited about it.

She asked me not too long ago why I didn't want her to grow up.

"Well, baby, it's not that mommy doesn't want you to grow up, but I always remember you as my little baby and if you grow up then you aren't my baby anymore."  Add to that that I NEED her to NEED me.  Does that make sense?  The older she gets, the less she'll NEED me.  And I don't like it.

Today started our starting kindergarten festivities.  Several parents that had young ones starting kindergarten at Samantha's school decided to meet up at the playground this morning to let the kids meet and play with each other.  Finally, my Monday evening shifts have come in handy!!!  After a quick morning workout Samantha and I set off to the Playground of Dreams.

As we were walking up towards the playground Samantha grabs my hand and says "Mommy, what if no one likes me?"  Commence crying in 3, 2, 1.....

Not her.  Me.

I reassured her that all the kids would love her and that she would make lots of new friends, and she ran off into the playground while I greeted and talked with several mothers.

A little while later I hear a bunch of laughing and I turn to see this:

See?  She had no trouble making friends

I know you more experienced moms are probably laughing at me right now - and maybe this brings back fun memories of when your little ones started kindergarten :)  All I know is that for the next week or so I am excused from wearing mascara as I might be subject to totally random bouts of crying.

QOTD:  Who else has a child starting kindergarten?  We can commiserate together.