Parents Get More Excited Than The Children

Zyruz Goes to School - Zyruz gets so excited to go to school for the first time.
@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
June 13, 2011 10:41pm CST
In going to school for the very first time... Just like when the other kids went to school for the very first time, this time, I still feel the excitement when Zyruz, our youngest child, went to school yesterday. His very first time as being student/pupil. You can see his excitement in the photo I uploaded with this post. He had his big bag lol, his plastic envelope with bond papers and other art materials. His building blocks. And he even did not forget to wear his name tag. lol Not just me or me and my wife. There are other parents who had their mobile phones with cams who also took shots of their children's first day of school. So how was it with your child's first day of school? How excited were you when your child went to school for the very first time? ~~ NEILâ„¢~~
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
hello neil, Good to see you back my dear brother... but i am more excited to see zayzay (he's so cute and very cool) I can guess about it,every parents were so excited to see their little ones going to school for the first time. Much more excited than the kid themselves (hehehe) And what's inside his baon box? -uh uh..no more pacifier huh? (*_*) It's been long time i haven't seen this jolly kid (in cam) really missed him. Hugs and kisses to zayzay please
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Jun 11
hi sis. it's nice to be here but not back. just popping in and out. i already told him you miss him and told him you will going to chat at each other tonight. i hope i can convince him again later. so you can see each other again.
@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jun 11
I have done the first day three times. My daughter and two grandchildren. It went well. I was more nervous the first time with my daughter. She had a weird teacher and she immediately found my daughter to be hyper. Had to put her through a bunch of tests to varify it. It was interesting to say the least.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Jun 11
the other first days of my other children were not that exciting. but this time, a more exciting not only of us the parents but also to the teacher of my son. exciting and even challenging since she has to utilize some of her Filipino language, specifically Tagalog. it happens that Zayzay speaks Tagalog now after the surgery (because he stayed in Manila for 3 months) and 2 other children.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jun 11
I am confused.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Jun 11
dialect commonly or usually used here in Cebu is Cebuano or Visayan dialect. so the teacher have to practice more of her Tagalog dialect to be able to communicate better with 3 Tagalog speaking children, including Zayzay.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Jun 11
Seemed like they were more excited but I didnt cry lololol
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Jun 11
is there someone who cried here?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Dad was at work so guess not
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 11
I was very excited when my children go to school for the first time. I completed all the requirements of my child's school. I'm more excited than my son.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Jun 11
that's what parents are.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
I was so excited when my daughter went to school for the first time. I also have her picture on the first day. Your son looks really excited.I even waited for my daughter outside and trying to see her inside the classroom. I'm happy to see that she's enjoying her stay then. But now, she's already in high school and I still have that excitement because it is another new chapter of her life.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Jun 11
it's always an exciting moment for parents seeing their children reaching milestone and entering a new chapter of their lives.
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
I can totally relate to this discussion. My daughter just started pre-school yesterday and we have an entire album of pictures already. We took pictures of her when she got into her uniform and hubby took some pictures inside the classroom (yes, we even asked permission to do that). My daughter took summer school in preparation for regular schooling and I think it prepared her well. She did very well during her first day at school, made a lot of new friends and became excited to go to school again. This morning, when I woke up, she was already gone to go to school. I think parents get too excited because kids going to school is like a sign that your kids are growing up.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Jun 11
and we know that eventually they will reach their potential as humans.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 11
i think yes..iam not married but i know sometimes the parents more excited than their children
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Hello there! It's been quite some time since I've been on mylot and so I hope you've not forgotten me. I've not got children yet, but I can say I would most likely be concerned for their first day of school and missing them terribly! I would think my child would also be a bit apprehensive themselves! School is a big and scary deal, especially for the first time!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
It was exciting. Dearra was scared though. She was one of those who started crying, and didn't want to go.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
20 Jun 11
Hi! I don't have children yet but I have a niece who went to school for the first time, she's 3. And I have a nephew who is now in Grade One. I was excited for them but their parents are even more excited, more excited than those two. They bought complete school supplies for their children. A big bag also for the boy and pink bag for the girl. Too bad, the girl does not want to go to school anymore. She would not stop crying on her second day.
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
I have the same stories, but that is when my younger brother's first day of school. I observe, all of us in the family were excited and my brother was not. He do not want to live the house. It was a hard time for us on the first day of school, because we will going to miss him and of course he will going to miss us too. He was there, complete uniform, complete school supplies. He was lonely waving, I was hiding my tears. But I felt excited and happy because he is on school, he will learn many things.
@sua006 (161)
15 Jun 11
I don't have kids am single but my parents were really excited especially my mother, when i very first time went to the school and wait for me until i came back.
• United States
14 Jun 11
i'm not a parent yet but I'm sure when i am one I will be jsut as excited because it's letting your kid go for a whole day. It's kinda hard. But exciting too, because your child really wants to go.
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
14 Jun 11
Hi neildc i can feel the excitement because my children(twins) are about to go to school.I have rather mixed feeling as i also think how they would be able to stay in the school till 4~5 hours as they cannot sit at one place at home then how will they sit on bench for a long time.Then i give solace to myself by thinking that every child goes to school for the first time & their parents might be as tense as me at this point.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
i guess it is natural for parents to feel more excited especially if the child is a firstborn. i had also pictures taken with their first days in school when my children were young. don't worry, this, too, will pass.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Hi neildc, I understand the feelings though I don't have a kids yet Seeing this children going to school is something to look forward too It will takes time for me to have a child that I shall send to school missing zay
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
14 Jun 11
I know what you mean! When my daughter started kindergarten I was so nervous for her! I never had to leave her anywhere since she was born. She was very excited and so was I although my heart was a little heavy at the thought of leaving her. I took my camera and got some lovely shots of her playing in the classroom. When the time came for the parents to go I half expected tears instead she told me to go! Lol! It is a huge milestone for the children and I do think that the parents are more emotionally affected than the kids! I love the photo of Zyruz...hope he had lots of fun!