I really thought that everyone but me would dread returning to school. I counted every day and hour like they were my last. Yearning for that moment…..OF. SILENCE.
Hence, the moment never came. Yes, Big G is off to a full day of kindergarten. Last year was the young learner kindergarten because of his age, plus the program truly helped him develop those wonderful social and emotional skills when trekking off to the big bad world of education.
So he left the first day and with all honesty I sat around waiting for the call. The call to tell me he did something absolutely horrid. That he was a complete embarrassment to my parenting skills. I thought he would not be able to make it through the day without myself and his father. We were oh so wrong.
I really did not appreciate how much of a help and a great entertainment he was to the squids. I mean they all played so well together. And now that he is at school, the twins rely heavily on me to be their source of entertainment. Not so bad, except when I took my days to feed my reading addiction….which I am still having withdrawals about….so I am going to Barnes & Noble tomorrow for more reading…..my laundry and cleaning really piled up. Although, when Grant is at school, when the Squids find something they are interested in and leave me be then I can get A LOT done.
My other misconception that I had about the fatal return to school was that he would be bored. I am so glad he is not. Kindergarten is working on counting to 20 right now….which is mere child play, pardon the pun, to Big G. He can count to 100 and almost to 20 in Spanish. So when we pick him up everyday, we are so glad that he is telling us how much he loves school. The last few mornings he has even gotten up early enough to watch his little bit of cartoons, sing in our ears how excited he is to go back to school, and he isn’t arguing.
I think the back to school blues have got to be for the parents because I am so lucky to see that so far so good, my kid LOVES school, and I love that he is happy.
How was your back to school with the kids?
9 Replies to “Back to School Blues”
i was like that when i stared school…my hubby no he used to puke every morning at the thought of going there…hopefully our pup took from me in that area!
My lot have all been fine when they started school, it was almost like they wanted to get away from me or something? Great blog btw 🙂
We still have about a week to go before school starts. I am having mixed emotions but my son is ready to go. We shall see how he does when he remembers that he has to get up extra early.
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I think it's great that hes enjoying school!
Yay that he likes school! School doesn't start here until September, so it seems odd to read that others have already gone back!
Oh, it was wonderful. I drove Jordan to school. Only to be told that is was the wrong day to bring students in Kindergarten. So I drove home. His teacher calls. Turns out Jordan is in 1st grade!
Hugs and Mocha,
Ohhhh, I will be right with you in a couple of weeks. My Ballerina will start Kindergarten and boy will I be sad. She is so outgoing and sociable I am sure she will have a blast.
At least your squid have each other as entertainment. Well and mom too, but I don't know if us Moms are as fun as the siblings.
Stopping by SITS… It's great that you and your kids are excited about going back to school. I homeschool, so it' s a bit different for us, but we still get excited about starting school in the fall. Hope you have a great year!
Hi, I'm was stopping by from SITS, just to show some comment love! My daughters are all big girls now – ages 23, 17 and 15. The oldest is already married and my teens are such a big help to me when they are home that I really hated to see them go back this year. Plus, my middle daughter is a senior this year and it is really making me sad to think that this is her last year in school, other than college. It seems just like yesterday that she was heading off to preschool. So, cherish every single moment that you have while they are small. And don't blink! They will be driving, dating and arguing with you about what kind of clothes to wear before you know it! :0)
I hope you have a wonderful evening and that the rest of your week is absolutely amazing!