In case you haven’t heard, Knox County schools’ Kindergarten Round-up is here. For all us mommas with kiddos getting ready to embark on this journey it can be an emotional ride. But can I let you in on a little secret? It’s not for me! I realized this when my oldest started school and again now as we’re having round 2 with our son.
I remember talking with other moms whose kids were also starting school at that time, and they would get tearful just talking about it. I remember thinking to myself that maybe I should be upset too. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that’s not me. I’m just not that mom, not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just not me.
I saw this as just the next step in growing up. When our kids are babies, we’re always looking at what’s next for them, whether it’s rolling over, sitting up, talking, or walking. My daughter had conquered all of those, so now it was Kindergarten that she’d conquer. I felt the excitement all over again, just like when she took that first step. I will say there was a little twinge of sadness that a “first” was conquered, but then I looked forward to what other first we were going to be able to see.
So the day came; it was like Christmas morning in our house. We had a new backpack, new lunchbox, new outfit, and the camera was ready! She was so excited to get to school, meet her teacher and the new kids in class. I tried to capture as much as I could (just like with the walking) and be excited for her. She had a great day and loved it! She got to explore her classroom, tour the school, and even meet some new friends. It was a great First Day of School!
Now, like I said, we’re up for round 2 with our son, and again, no tears, just excitement. Even with him being the youngest and the last, I’m looking forward to this just like I did with my daughter. I’m ready for my son to grow into his own person just like his sister has. It’s a year of first, so why not celebrate it!!