During our family game time, my boys have recently been asking to play “Are you ready for Kindergarten?”. It’s a game show board game, where there are various questions about math and language to help prepare a child for kindergarten. It’s a fun game which allow both my boys to have fun while learning. But the last time we played, I realized as a mom I am NOT ready for kindergarten!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited that my older one is growing up and I am ready for him to go to school, but as I am counting down our last few days before summer is really over, I can’t help but feel a little sad. (though of course I don’t tell my boys).
And now as I sit here the night before the adventure of school begins, my heart is racing with anxious excitement as it’s a new journey for our family and at the same time I’m worrying about the bus ride to school and all that the day will entail for him, when it hits me that I need to stop and breathe.
So after a restless night of sleep (for me), the first day of school comes and we are all ready!
Breakfast is eaten, Lunch is packed, and off to wait for the bus we go. As the school bus comes down the block, I feel a squeeze in my hand – all of the excitement and anticipation on D’s face now turns into nervousness. Tears begin rolling down both D’s and L’s faces as one doesn’t want to let go of my hand while getting on the bus and the other wants to get on the bus too.
We did survive the day! D shared what he did his first day and how he enjoyed all the things they did and I’m so proud of him! I’m excited to see what this year bring – ready or not, kindergarten here we come!
Do you remember your child’s first day of Kindergarten?