your child's first day of school

September 10, 2008 8:33pm CST
Tomorrow is my son's first day of school. while im excited for him. it is such a bittersweet moment.My first baby( who is only 3) is starting junior kindergarten. He is so excited, and while im excited for him, it seems that this moment just crept up on me so fast i didnt have time to prepair for it. Anyone else feel like that when your child first started school?
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• Canada
11 Sep 08
OMG that is just too young !! Children in our area don't start school til they are five and even then I found this really hard . My five year old started last week and I couldn't help it , after the bus picked her up I started to cry but at least I got to go back to the house and still have my three year old with me and know that she won't start school for another couple of years . We can put her in playschool which is a couple of hours a day two days a week but that is our choice . I wasn't excited in the least that my little one was starting school although she was beyond thrilled and she loves it . I wasn't happy because I don't like the school because I don't trust them at all . My son was hurt a few years back and will forever have problems due to the fall that resulted from another child who was not even reprimanded , for the rest of his life . It makes me nervous that I now have to trust them with my daughter when I still don't trust my son going off every day and he is now 13 .
• Canada
12 Sep 08
well, alex did just fine! he got on that bus and didnt look his father and i drove to the school to see how he was after getting off the bus, and that son of mine didnt look abck once at all. he loved it! he cant wait to go back. im so thankful that he enjoys it as much as he does. im sure eventually that will change
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
12 Sep 08
YES! My daughter just started full day prek on Tuesday. She is 4 1/2. Her birthday falls a month before the cut off date, so she is a little bit older than most of the other kids. I don't really think that three is too young. We didn't qualify for Head Start, as we were above the income level. We could of sent her to a preschool when she was three, but I already stayed home with her, so I just started teaching her stuff from home. I am doing okay now, but it was very weird for a couple of days. As a parent, I think you don't really know how to feel. I had a combination of excitement, happiness, loneliness, fear, and so forth. I don't really know how to explain it, but when you look at your child standing there with a backback, you just think "wow, how did this happen so quick."