Kindergarden - HERE HE COMES!

United States
August 26, 2010 2:20pm CST
OMG - I can't believe my little guy is FIVE years old! Time has gone by so fast - I'm not ready for him to grown up! He's my one and only and he's brought so much joy, fun, work, stress, elation, pride, perspective and sense of accomplishment to me and DH... He's starting Kindergarden in Sept... I'm so worried - prob more than I need to be, but still... I won't have anyone to play with anymore! Geez, I really hope I can finish school and start my business before DH realizes that I REALLY don't need to be home all day every day... I just can't fathom going back into a corp setting anymore... It's been so long... Do I put him on the bus or drive him everyday? I still haven't decided yet. On one hand, putting him on the bus will free up about 90 more minutes in my day... On the other hand, putting him on the bus will free up about 90 more minutes in my day... (BIG SIGH) Anyone else facing this right now??
4 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Aug 10
My daughter is actually in second grade now, but I remember when she was starting kindergarten for the first time. It was such a huge step for her to make. During her kindergarten year my husband and myself took her to school every morning and we picked her up every afternoon because we weren't living in our house that was in the school district at the time. I actually value the time that we were able to spend together in the car bonding during that year. Now, next year, hopefully, my baby will be starting school and when that happens I think I will let him ride the bus with his sister.
• United States
6 Sep 10
Good morning, thank you for the response-sorry for the delay in asknowledging! Yeah, I like this idea - I think I will drive him to/from everyday - there is plenty of time for him to ride school busses! For the last 2 years, while he was in preschool, I drove him to/from and really the only thing that I didn't like was the parking situation - esp in the winter and during snowy season! We have our orientation this week, so I will be able to ask about the drop off and pick up routines... I just feel funny putting him in a van, with a stranger, all alone... (He's going out of district so no real school bus, but a charter van) Thanks again! (Only a week to go!!)
@pastigger (618)
• United States
27 Aug 10
My daughter is only 3 but I have a daycare and we take a little girl to school everyday. It is at the end of the street. Almost everyday she tells me when I am 5 I am going to kindergarden she is very excited. Well then I found out that they have a preschool at the school now but it is all day so she is not going. I have a daycare she gets plenty of interaction with other kids. I am dreading the day though I don't know what I will do I don't know if I will keep the daycare or get a real job, one of the daycare kids asked me one day when I was getting a real job LOL. I don't know if I want her to go to the school down the street so she is close or a charter school. What to do. I hope you figure it out it will give me hope that I will be able to figure it out to in about 2 years!!! It is going to fast already, I blinked my parents warned me not to do that. I would say to drive him until he is used to the school and then let him try the bus and see if he likes it. Take a deep breath and cry after you drop him off. I know it is going to be so hard for me but she is already to go. Good Luck
• United States
6 Sep 10
Good morning, thank you for the response - sorry for the delay in acknowledging! You know, I'm sure I'll (you too!) will get thru this - how many eons of mothers have gone thru it before us ?? LOL After thinking about it, and discussing with many, I have decided that for this year, just like the last 2 in preschool, I will continue to drive him to and from school. Someone reminded me that the time together is a good time to bond and connect after being apart all day... And, I just can't get past putting him in a van with a stranger all alone! Thanks again!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 10
Hi, That is good that your son is starting his Kindergarten soon.. another new milestone for him and let him learn more things at school and have more friends there. My son also just started his nursery class this year and so far, he is doing well at school. He can sing lot of nursery songs and can write a-z. When my son is at school, i can be more free during morning, I can do my own things.Of course, I do miss him too. However, he need to be at school to make some new friends and let him socialize and impossible for him to stay at home always. I also drive my son to school,no school bus for him. And both me and my husband does not plan to let him take school bus to school when he grows up.
• United States
26 Aug 10
That is such a big step in his life.. It's so great watching them grow up. It's really hard to figure out what is best to do, but I know you will make the right decision. In kindergarden I drove my child to school everyday until I felt that he was comfortable with the school, which took about two months. Then I let him ride the bus for the rest of the year. It's a great experience! I wanted him to ride the bus so his social skills could develop quicker.