My Oldest Is Off To School

Australia
November 21, 2007 1:59am CST
Next year, 5 days a week, we will one child less here during the day. The enrolment process has begun and she is excited. I'm not. I don't want to let my baby go! Tell me, how did you react when your kids first went to school or moved out. Did you require a tonne of tissues or was it more like you finally had you time? I know that I'm going to be a big sook over it all, but she does have to grow up!
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6 responses
• Malaysia
21 Nov 07
When my kids were much younger, I love sending them off to school. I know I'll get a little peace n quiet around the hse for a few hours.
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• Australia
21 Nov 07
If it was just one, then maybe I would be better, but i have 4! lol. So, sitting around doing stuff just for me is still going to be out of the question. Only 5 years to go before they are all at school! lol.
• Malaysia
21 Nov 07
I hv 3. They grow very fast. B4 you know it, everyone is in school. Enjoy having them around now while you can.
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• Australia
22 Nov 07
They will all be at school in 5 years! lol. Maybe by then, we would have managed to have more! lol. Making it, oh, let's say 10 years! lol.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
well that is part of being a parent. you just have them let them go sooner or later
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• Australia
31 Jul 10
I'm pleased to say that she is now in her 3rd year and really doing well with her schoolwork. I have come to enjoy helping her with her homework (when she cooperates and doesn't muck around) and am proud of her reading skills. It is never easy to have your child grow up, but you are right, we do have to let them go sooner or later, for their good and our own.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
I was rather anxious, I worried about them, what if they got lost on the way home from school, what is some older kids beat up on them? I was already prepared because they had to go to separate kindergarten classes one in the morning and one in the afternoon because they had a twin language and they had to learn other children talk. But now they were both gone for the day. I am not a crier, but I am a worrier and I missed them, but at least, they were going to learn how to read and well, for that time, print and they were very excited about going to school.
• Australia
23 Nov 07
I worry about my kids when my husband takes them to the shops! lol. I'm going to be terrible for a while once she goes, but our darling is already saying she wants to go now! lol.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
21 Nov 07
Oh when my first child started school it was the worst day ever.... For me! I went into the classroom with him and he started talking to a few little boys that he knew that were starting with him, turned to me and said 'see ya later mom,' and carried on talking. All I could do was say goodbye to him and head off!!! All I can remember after that was getting home and ringing my mom crying on the phone that he didnt want me there!!! All she did was laugh lol.... Only that I had a 7 week old baby at the I would have been totally lost without him!! :-)
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• Australia
22 Nov 07
She had her school tour yesterday, and I was trying not to cry the whole time. She doesn't actually start going until next year, but I'm not looking forward to it! Why can't they all stay babies? lol.
• United States
21 Nov 07
I have one son. He started first grade this year. And It was really hard to send him. You get that sinking feeling in your stomach, your stomach is completely in knots. I have to say its been the hardest thing I had to do so far since he has been born. I actually cried all the way home after I dropped him off to class the first day of school. It was like how can I trust this person with my baby for all these hours a day. It was very hard on him. It was hard on me as well. He has never been away from me this long. But it does get easier. You get use to it. I still miss him lots when he's at school, but besides learning so much he's made so many friends. He's actually having alot of fun.
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• Australia
21 Nov 07
The worst of it is, she wants to go and have me leave her there! lol. Today, she had a ball meeting her teachers and playing with the kids who will be in her class next year. Tears and tantrums all day since! lol.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Nov 07
i can understand how you.but darling thats the way of life.as the days passes by ,you will feel better.
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• Australia
21 Nov 07
I know. And I will still have 3 more at home! lol. I just don't want to give up my responsibility of caring for her to someone else. I'm a wreck when I get booted out the door to go shopping on my own! lol.