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Kindergarten Jitters

by Deborah Cruz

There is officially 14 days until the first day of kindergarten for my oldest, Bella. I knew it was coming… but I forgot how quickly. I don’t know why I was surprised their entire lives thus far have been a wonderful and crazy whirlwind. I’m just along for the ride and hanging on for dear life most days but enjoying every single second of it.I was so wrapped up in prepping her for the actual education that she needed before entering school that I never took into consideration what I was going to feel like when the time actually came to let her go to that first day of school. Not that that’s what is important ( well, it is a little to me..hell, a lot).

My 2 little Goofballs! God how I Love ’em!

Anyways, I was picking up some uniforms for her and she had to try them on. My daughters have their Daddy’s height and its legs for days, so to be safe we must try everything on. After all, I can’t send her to her first day at Catholic school looking like a little tartlet. She’s trying on the uniforms in the changing  room. We are all crammed into one of those family changing rooms. You know the ones.As her goof ball little sister, runs around screaming at the very top of her lungs in the highest, most annoying little chipmunk voice you’ve ever heard pass human lips: “Mommy, it stinks. Somebody Faaaahhhhted!” I’m trying to get her to lower it all down an octave( or three) totally engrossed in trying to put out the Gabi fire of 2010.

Meanwhile, Bella ( ever turning into such a big and independent little girl) gets her outfit on and calls out to me, in her still very heavily babified voice(my bestie calls them her 2 little kitties ( meow, meow, meow, meow, meow) “How does this look Mommy?” As I raise my head up to look at her, my eyes meet hers, she is completing a spin ( ever the spinning ballerina) and then it hit me. Right there. Like a ton of bricks….My baby is starting kindergarten in less than a month. I was a little in shock, and a little bit teary eyed, a little bit proud, and a lot sad. It feels like the beginning of the end….of her childhood. What a place to have an A-HA moment. Now, I am in a mad dash to enjoy every single day left with my babies before school starts. I just want to linger here in preschool/toddler land for a bit more and soak it all up ,like the last glimpses of the summer sun.

I am so dreading the first day, like most of you can imagine.

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I'm a full-time mummy 2010/08/05 - 2:04 am

Hi Debi!

Awww… I get emotional too when I think about Ben going to day care/nursery/kindy classes next time (He's 17 months old now but I'm like thinking ahead sometimes… :P)

Btw, thank you for dropping by and for your awesome compliments on my Wordless Wednesday pic of Ben with his bubble thoughts! Have a nice day! 🙂

~ Jenny ( I'm a full-time mummy )

Casey 2010/08/05 - 4:42 am

Sending them to kindergarten is sooo hard. My oldest went last year and it took me awhile to get used to her being in school. This year I will send my second oldest to kindergarten and I wish it was easier than last year but sadly it isn't

Sarah 2010/08/05 - 7:45 am

I'm sending my oldest to Kindergarten next year. I keep saying I can't wait for them to be in school all day but I'm gonna cry.
Motherhood makes you tough in some spots and soft in others.

Dina 2010/08/05 - 8:59 am

my one and only baby starts on wednesday! it is surreal, for years when he was a toddler terror, I could not wait for this day to come. now that its almost here (and we get along so well now) its really hitting me too.

sara 2010/08/05 - 10:37 am

They are so adorable!

I'm dreading the day I have to take Pie to school. Thankfully I've got a bit still.

mama2lilev 2010/08/05 - 4:28 pm

I understand, I felt the same way! I still feel like that now that she is going into 1st grade. They grow up too fast!


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