Starting kindergarten can be scary for kids, but believe it or not, it might be worse for parents. Your child(ren) has been safe at home with you since they were born and sending them off to school (or daycare!) where someone else is caring for them can be scary. What if they fall and scrape their knee? What if one of the other kids isn’t nice to them? There are so many unknowns.
While I know that Uriah starting school was going to happen whether I was ready or not, and I know that he’s going to learn so much and make new friends, but it’s scary to let go of control! With Uriah starting kindergarten this past month, I wanted to chat more about my feelings going into his first day and share how we prepared.
Thoughts on Uriah Going Back to School
Uriah turned five this past spring and with that, comes kindergarten. I knew he would be starting kindergarten this fall, but the weeks leading up to Uriah’s first day of school and the act of him actually leaving was nothing short of terrifying. I know that might seem dramatic, but as a work-at-home mom, he’s been here in the comfort of our home day in and day out for the last five years. And I was about to send him out into the world… alone.
Preparing for the First Day of School
Over the last few months, I was determined to prepare Uriah as best as I could to go to school. We made sure he knew how to take care of his own needs when he entered school, including going to the bathroom, dressing, washing his hands properly, opening snacks, and so much more. After all, the best way to get them ready for these expectations is to practice, practice, practice!
Even though we had done all of this preparation for the big day, I was still a mess when that day actually came
I’m sure Colton thought I had lost my mind when he saw me in tears and for a moment, I’ll admit, I thought I had been a little cray-cray. Thankfully, speaking with some of you on Instagram reassured me that I wasn’t alone in my aguish.
Now that we’re into a routine with school, he loves it so much and is making so many friends. I love seeing how excited he is to go to school each day, which makes it a lot easier for my mom heart!