enrolling in elementary school

@mommaj (22894)
United States
March 3, 2009 1:17pm CST
How many of you have kids that are at that age where you are enrolling them in pre-k or kindergarten? Doesn't it make you feel sad taking your baby to school for the first time? Are you a stay at home or are you in the work force? Got info today to do this. Wondering who else either feels old or sad...
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
5 Jan 16
No, not me. My kids are already in school, my son is in high school and my daughter has a few years to go in grammar school. Next step would be college.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
5 Jan 16
@inertia4 I don't even want to think about college. I know that is really going to make me sad, not to mention broke.
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
6 Jan 16
@mommaj LOL. Well, I am already broke. LOL. I told my son and my daughter that their mother has to pay for college. She has all the money anyway. She has to be worth about a million dollars. And she plays the part of a poor person. Go figure.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
6 Jan 16
@inertia4 Most people with money that I know do too. She has the funds and the kids it should be her problem.
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
3 Mar 09
We just enrolled our daughter in Pre-school this year. She's going to go through it for two years, and when she gets into Kindergarten, our son ought to be in pre-k. I'll be child-free..yay!! I was sad that she was growing up, but she needs that interaction with children her own age. This gives it to her. She enjoys going to school. I could never home school her for that reason. Anyway, I wish I could be a stay at home mom, but we can't afford it at this point. We need every dollar we can make just to survive. Maybe when the kids are older, I can start cutting back on my hours.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I think it is easier to let go when you are working. I cried when mine started school. It's nice to have a couple of hours alone but it feels like something is missing.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
3 Mar 09
My son is in daycare. I have adjusted to the idea of not seeing him the majority of the day. So hopefully when he goes to school it will be easy on me. But still i tear up at the idea that he is growing up.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I cried when I took my daughter to pre-k. It was the hardest day for me. I cry too about her growing up. My little boy starts pre-k and I am crying that he isn't a baby anymore.
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
My daughter is in Grade 3 and my son is only 4, but he will be starting Kindergarten next year. I can only say that I will be very happy when he is in full time school because the daycare costs are ridiculous. We need a financial break from paying so much for daycare. I work full time, so does my husband. We would never be able to afford to own our own home if we didn't both work full time. Also, if I was a stay at home mom, I would be so far removed from my field because of the ever changing technology that I would not be able to do my job when I decided to re-enter the work force. Right now it feels like all I am doing is working to pay the bills, but that will all change next year!! I can't wait, I am totally excited.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
3 Mar 09
That's great congrads on the new found money! I think daycares are overpriced but that have you because they know people can't afford to stay home.