Alright, perhaps I am not FREAKING out but I am getting nervous excited. Why? Because my little girl, my 4 year old is getting ready to go to "big girl" school. She is finishing up the month in her pre-school and will officially be entering kindergarten in September. Thankfully she goes to an amazing pre-school and she is fully equipped with the skills and courage to start. At home, we've been talking about what to expect, what she'll need to do and what her schedule will be like. However, I have been dragging my feet on the tangible prepping, backpacks, lunch bags, drink container, etc, perhaps in an attempt to delay this reality. I know she'll be fine but I can't help but worry too. Crazy mommy I know!
So two weeks ago I stopped dragging my feet and almost bought 5 different back packs, 5 different lunch bags, 5 different canteens, well you get the picture. However, in the end she doesn't want anything new...she is still partial to her Skip Hop Zoo Pack. She has had it for 2 years now and still loves it so I will be sending her to school with that and a new matching Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie. I'm adding to that a new Red Klean Kanteen and a Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Container Set which does all fit into the Lunchie when all the pieces are laid flat.
So we are set and ready to go. How about you? Are you set? Any advice for a first timer like me or soothing words...I'd appreciate them :)
8/30/2012 11:59:04 am
I'll tell you what my mom told me a long time ago (before having children). Your children are like kites, each year or milestone you need to let out the kite string a little so you can see them soar. This helps you realize what a great human being you're raising. Look up and enjoy the site of your little one flying high. This will prepare you for the day when you will finally cut the kite string and let them soar on their own. So smile, watch your little kite soar and be proud of yourself for doing a good job! Hang in there sweetie, when you pick her up on her first day you will see that everything will be okay....you will see it in her smile!
8/30/2012 01:38:50 pm
That's great advice Shannon! You and your mom are both obviously great moms so I will certainly take your advice...a little string every so often, I can do that :)
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