He is only going half days for kindergarten. I tell everyone that it is because I don’t think he can handle full days yet. And that is true. The other reason is because I am not ready for him to do full days yet. He is my first and my only and I am clinging.
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If you think road rage is bad on I-25 during rush hour, you have not experienced the frustrations and barely restrained hostilities happening every day in school parking lots. Different schools, different cities, different states. It’s all the same. And much of it boils down to some basic personality differences.
To combat those fears and jitters our little ones (and their mamas) may experience when attending preschool for the first time, I wanted to share some of the things he and I have discussed.
As the pressures of present day living fade away for a short while, she stops thinking about what everyone thinks of her. She can simply be herself.
It’s inevitable that you’ll realize it’s dress up day at school only after arriving to see everyone’s child in costume but yours. You’ll forget to sign that dumb Friday folder once or twice (a month). You’ll pull into the driveway after drop-offs only to find your kiddo’s lunchbox in the backseat.
When I first moved to Colorado this past August, my dad and I were driving around trying to find a school or facility for my three year old son. Shane, a precocious, wildly smart kid, needed to find a place to go every day, or he’d go mad and simultaneously drive my husband mad. As […]
Okay, let’s just get straight into it – because when you have a family of five, there just isn’t any time for lengthy introductions. Cash Under the Restaurant Table We occasionally venture outside the house and go out to eat at a restaurant where they have silverware, cloth napkins, and adult conversation. When we do […]
Newbie parents get all kinds of cool lists – what to pack for the hospital, what you need in a nursery, and even what to put into a diaper bag. The lists are endless. But as my kids get older, there aren’t as many lists. And it’s time to change that. As a mom to […]
I know some parents that have put a lot of time, effort and money into very specific career paths for their children, at a very young age. I think that’s great, but I want to tell you something: Your kid may not know what they will be when they grow up. In fact, they may […]
Third grade has been a difficult transition for my girl K… and for me. Possibly for me more than her. The year was difficult almost immediately. K has a habit of chatting with friends in class at inopportune times, and this year was no different. Just a week after school started, she came home saying […]