I am going to cry..My baby girl is

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 2, 2008 5:54pm CST
getting registered for kindergarten TOMORROW morning. To say the least I am freaking out.We have never been apart for more than 3 hours since she was born. Her pre-school is 8:30-11:30 am 3 days a week. Her father snd I have gone to a couple of movies without her. Her cousin usually watches her then. But nothing more than that. TIME FLIES. I want to call a time out!
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• United States
3 Mar 08
awwww! I remember those days so well! When I took our youngest son to Kindergarten the first day I couldn't see to drive home because I was crying so hard! (no kidding!) I felt like I had given him away or something! and it was ripping my heart out! it gets a little easier! hang in there! This Wednesday, my oldest son turns 18! yeah, I will probably cry for that too! lol! it's hard being a mom, isn't it?? hugs!
• United States
11 Mar 08
thank you for BR :)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Time does fly ... really fast when it comes to our children growing up!! Have you considered homeschooling? It sounds like you really don't want to be away from your daughter .. and these days with so much going on (even in pre-school) with reports of abusive teachers, and picking up illness from other children, to the fact that children tend to pick up all kinds of bad habits, and attitudes even at such a tender age, add to that the decline in proper curriculum .. (IMO) ... Just wanted to throw out that idea! Whatever you decide it sounds like your daughter has a very loving mom! ~Rachel
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
3 Mar 08
My hubby and I have discussed it. That is as close to a decision we came. I think he is taking a wait and see approach.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I know. I've threatened to wash my daughter a bunch of times so he'll shrink. :)
@dmm1932 (46)
• United States
3 Mar 08
If you figure out how to call a time out on them growing up, let us know. My middle daughter is going this week to register for Kindergarten also. That will leave me and my 2 year old home alone. The other day, my middle daughter also told me that "I don't listen to any cool music". She's only 5 1/2. I am feeling old already! Good luck in coping. It's really hard to send a child off to school when you're used to being around them all day.
@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
3 Mar 08
i know the feeling hun, i went thru the same thing w/my daughter when she started school, i cryed more then she did lol. of course then i had to go thru it again a few yrs down the road w/my son, NOT any easier lol..now they r 8 and 12 and tell ya time really does fly thats for sure. wished we had a shrinking machine lmao
• United States
3 Mar 08
My daughter will also register for preschool soon. Next month I believe. Don't know the exact date though. She goes to prek now, but hers is all day 4 days a week. And I am a single mom and I have to work full time so I have been away from her for longer than that before. I get mandated and have to work 15 hour shifts. Is your little girl excited? It will get better. You will adjust. Don't let her see that you are upset though. Then she might not want to go. It's important for her to want to attend school.
• India
3 Mar 08
aw c’mon now, you are not exactly setting a very good role model for the little darling. We have all gone thru it and believe me, it would make you more proud than lonely to see her all dressed up smartly and ready for school. And then when she comes back, everyday will be a new adventure and she will share her stories with you. Its lovely watching them grow.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Mar 08
I think its natural its the start of life. she is growing up. now you have to let her out for sometime. initially you will feel bad but afterwards when it will come taht she is doing something good, you will feel happy.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
Hey.. that's okay, you've got to accept the fact that babies grow and will then leave your house to have their own family. Well it's normal that you'll feel that in the first few days but it'll be okay. Just be the one to take and fetch your kids to and from the school so you make sure you're baby's okay.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
I believe that every mother feels that certain loss and changes when their kids starting to grow up and got a schedule on their own. Yeah I agree with you, time really flies and no matter what we do, we cant change the fact the little children is growing and soon have their own lives. I also feel the same with my kids. While they are growing I realize that I really want to stop the time.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Mar 08
My son has been in daycare most of his life, so him going to kindergarten was not much different than him going to daycare every day. I am sure after the first few days things will get better. Try to be brave and not let her see that it bothers you or she will be more likely to freak out about it too.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
3 Mar 08
AWWWW.... that seperation anxiety is a lot harder for you than for her! Its normal to feel that way, but just remember that she will be in a fun friendly enviornment learning social and interactive skills which will only benefit her. Just become very involved with the facility and you won't miss a beat. Good luck to you!
@xavi221 (38)
• China
3 Mar 08
although i have no baby,i can know about your freaking feeling at that time. since your daughter born,you and your husbund take care of her everyday.baby is so close to you.but baby need to learn more knowledge and experience more surroundings. for the sake of her growing up,you must leave her apart from you temporary and leave her adapt new surroundings.
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I know how you are feeling all too well. I am a mom of 4 and I have gone through it 3 times already. My last one is going to be the hardest because she is the "baby". The way I look at it so that I dont get detachment issues too much is that this is something that is important to them. It is something that they need to do as peole too. They need to learn that when things change it is not always for the worst it can be for the best as well. It is a major adjustment and for a while you are going to not know what to do with your self but over time you will come to find that you enjoy the little bit of extra silence during the day.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
Well its perfectly normal to feel that way since you have been attached to your child most of the time. The thought of having them away even for just a while is something that makes us worry most especially that we now leave the caring to another person. My wife and I have the same feeling way back then. We were not actually worried but was also excited when our child started his first day of pre-school. Well, as long as you are familiar with the school and the teacher I think you don't have to worry. I'm sure before enrolling your child for that institution, you made some inquiry and some investigation as to their reputation. So control the emotions and celebrate.... Its good for the development of your child. Its a step towards a new learning experience that we all should be proud of.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I feel for you! I remember feeling the same way when my daughter went to school that first day. If I had it my way her first day of school would have consisted of me driving her past the school and then taking her home again,LOL! Anyhow, after that first day I got over that sad feeling and felt so proud. I hope that the same thing happens to you. Hang in there and it will only get better.~D
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
3 Mar 08
It was a long time ago but I can sympathize with you. My son and I were so close and we lived across the street from where he went to kindergarten so he would stay about 10 minutes and then cross the street....ALONE! and come home. They actually kept him back in kindergarten because they said he wasn't ready for first grade yet! lol....yes, it's a very hard time but take my word for it you will both get through it...as tough as it is.