Little BIG Man.

@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
United States
August 20, 2010 5:09pm CST
I know u are saying oh no, here she goes about her favorite grandson again & U ARE RIGHT.. Tuesday was his 2nd day of kindergarten.His mom was really upset about him staring to school & that she didn't have a baby anymore but after many tears she made it. Tuesday he put the icing on her cake, lol.They got to school & he told her he didn't want her to walk him in & not to be kissing him in front of the kids, it was embarassing him. OMGOSH, she about took to the bed over this.I thought it was great that he was such a big boy that he wanted to walk in by himself. That sure beats one crying every day they have to go . I have seen that happen. I would have hated for my kids to do that. Did yours cry or walk in by themselves?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Aug 10
nope didnt and they didnt cry either neither did our CHeyenne she is so proud to be big enough to go to school they start back her the 30th got her clothes yesterday. I am in great hopes that Kindergarden will teach her alot more than per-kinder for the teacher there had a time finding things for her to do that she didnt aready know and do. Hope he accels in eery thing he does!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Hi Joan, happy saturday. Sounds like Chey is a big girl, good for her & for u for making her that way. I know it's quite a job to raise your grandchild.I know u love it but can't imagine starting over w/a small child but sure would if i needed to. I hope for his sake that never happens because it would mean something bad had happened. Thank u, i hope Chey excels to.What more can we wish for, for them right now at such a young age. They are sooooo special. Happy sat. to u.Thanks for responding.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Aug 10
same to you . Oh mom and dad is around just seems like I have her alot with me in the house outside every twhere lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Oh, i'm sorry i thought u were raising her yourself. I know that would be quite a job for me but as i said one i would tackle if need be.
@lelin1123 (15636)
• Puerto Rico
21 Aug 10
Thankfully my girls are grown and in their thirtys but I do remember. My oldest was just fine and said I will see you later while I continued off to work crying. My youngest did cry a bit but not for long mainly because she had an older sister in school. It would trouble me too if they continued to cry day in and day out. I hope my granddaughter when its her turn will be a big girl about it and not cry.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Hi Lelin, thanks for responding. Good to hear from u. I hope your grandaughter does well w/starting to school to. It's a pretty big deal for a little one. Hope u are having a good weekend.
@lelin1123 (15636)
• Puerto Rico
22 Aug 10
Hi Antiquelady, My granddaughter has another year before she has to go to school. I'm in Florida spending some time with my parents at this time. Moving next Saturday to Puerto Rico. Hoping to be back online asap when I get my computer and stuff delivered to my new home. Wishing you also a good weekend and week to come. Take care!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
22 Aug 10
Happy sunday to u, Lelin. i hope your move is going to be a good one for u. Do u have friends or family in puerto rico? Don't mean to be nosy but that sounds like quite a big move to me. Good luck. I knpow your parents are happy to have u there. U take care to.thanks for responding.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I am always glad to hear about things in family life that people view as positive accomplishments and that make them happy. I know how precious your grandson is to you. I identify with your daughter in so many ways. In retrospect, I wish I'd known the bigger picture result of releasing one's child into the school "system". As a teacher and a mother, I have deep regrets at having had to do so. Yes, a child must learn to find a place in the larger world and to individuate, but, the way this is done, especially today, is antithetical to strong family life. Parenthetically, while some children go into school quite readily, the "separation" factor doesn't reall sink in for about two weeks, after the experience of new and exciting things wears off.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Good morning, thanks for responding. It has crossed my mind that the new may wear off but i certainly hope it doesn't. It is quite an experience for young ones. One thing that i hope will help the fact that he's been in daycare for a long time. Both my son & dil work so he is use to being away from them. Highlight for him so far is carrying his lunch on the tray. He thought that was really cool, lol. Happy weekend to u.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I am so happy for your joy over your little one's accomplishments and the milestones in his life. Please continue to be watchful and pray for him as well. And a happy weekend to you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Thank u, i pray for him every day.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 10
Mine walked in by themselves it is something about Boys I guess lol My Daughter wanted me to her walk her in and of course get the Kisses and cuddles my Son well it was a case like with your Grandson, but I laughed at him lol and got him when he come home and would cover him with Kisses I love hearing about your Grandson so you keep them coming Jo
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
30 Aug 10
Boys will be boys always, they are just borned to be honery, lol. Thanks Gabs, i'm glad u like hearing about him. He is the love of my life. I so hope he stays as sweet all his life as he is now. I love that u covered your son in kisses. That's soooo sweet & i know he loved it altho he probably wouldn't admit he did. Thanks for responding.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Aug 10
As you already know, I don't have any kids so I'll talk about myself. I was a shy shy child because of my hearing. I didn't cry but wanted my mother to be there but felt so awkward when she had to leave. At times when she stayed, I clung to her like a magnet.... even when the teacher called me to join the group of kids. The whole school year I never said a word and always smiled and because of that, they didn't think I was ready for first grade so they failed me.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
27 Aug 10
awwwwww, That's terrible, Cat. i'm so sorry u had such a hard beginning in school. U have turned out great in spite of it. Proud to know u & be your friend. hugs.
@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Aug 10
The twins didn't have any problem, but Dearra did. The first day she was OK, the second she was unhappy, by the third day she was crying that she didn't want to go there. :-(
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I know that made it hard for u. I'm glad ryan was o.k. w/going even if my dil had a hard time w/it. Thanks for responding.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Aug 10
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY I love hearing about your Little Big Man, you're stories are pleasure to read and always puts a smile on my face. I can tell from this how proud you are of him and how much love you have for him too. Nah my kids did the same, as soon as the door to their classrooms were open they were gone but they still like to give me a kiss goodbye before going in though I am not sure for how much longer I will get away with it haha
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
24 Aug 10
Thank u, i love that little boy soooooo much & like to talk about him to as u have noticed, lol. Our kids just grow up oo quick. I'm glad tho he is being so smart about going to school. Thanks for responding.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
23 Aug 10
Bless her heart. Got to love how being pregnant plays games on your emotions. I see parents taking their kids to school and even the little boys don't care. Here only way a parent can get into the school is wait til the bell rings, then it's take the child to the classroom and with a quick goodbye you have to leave. She should be very proud of him of wanting to do this on his own. Means she did a wonderful job of raising him to be a little person and not a clingy child that cries the moment mommie leaves the room. I have seen the crying ones and yes it was irritating at the time. With my first, I was just like your daughter in law, very emotional and pregnant. I thought the world just stopped and I was left all alone. Once we got into the routine of me taking her and then getting her. It didn't take long to realize that hum, I had most of the day to myself, woohoo. Especially, with being pregnant, I got in a lot of needed naps. Now with 2nd and last going to school. It was easier, I was able to take her to her classroom, get pictures of her with the teacher and be on my way. Knowing again after 6 years, I finally can do whatever I want and not worry about anything, as long as I'm back home before 3.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
23 Aug 10
Happy monday to u & thanks for responding. My dil would have been the same way if u hadn't been pregnant. She's just like that. If my son hadn't been there ryan would have been clinging to her & probably crying to but my son has made him a strong little boy & i'm glad he is. My dil is a good mother but----.It is hard on all good moms when they realize their children are growing up. They grow too quick.
@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
Ha!ha!ha! I've heard the same story from my officemate whose son would not want to be kissed in front of his classmates. This is because he would not want his classmates to think he is a mama's boy! Ha!ha!ha! So the mother is really sad and teary. She could not understand why his son who was once very close and would not even want her to leave his side would act like that! Well part of growing up.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
23 Aug 10
Good morning, that's just the way boys are from an early age. It does make it hard on the mom, been there , done that. Thanks for responding. Happy mon. to u.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
22 Aug 10
Mine didn't cry when they started school but I was the saddest little thing you ever saw..lol..I was used to being with my grandfather twenty four seven...fishing, riding in his truck, and helping him work on cars...school was just taking away all my fun..LOL.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
22 Aug 10
I can relate to that, Jen. When i was in the first grade my grandfather would come by the school & if i was outside he'd take me to get a coke till the teacher complained to my dad. No security back then like they have now. I loved it, lol. Thanks for responding. Thank God for grandparents, huh?
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
22 Aug 10
My daughter told me I had to go! She didn’t mind hugging and kissing me in front of the other children because she is a girl but she just wanted me gone! I felt a little hurt but I was not too bad because I considered how awful it would have been if she had been upset and crying for me not to leave. She loved kindergarten and was happy being there without me and for that I was very proud!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
22 Aug 10
I would have felt the very same way u did just thankful they weren't crying. My youngest use to cry at the babysitter's & that tore me up. My grandson will hug u but not much on kissing. That to will change as he gets older & starts liking the girls, lol. Thankls for responding. Hope u had a good weekend.
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@marguicha (121804)
• Chile
21 Aug 10
Hi jo, My kids were very independent too. I guess it is because they knew they were loved and felt secure. But your daughter in law seems a bit childish, to say the least.. Of course you have a wonderful little man as a grandson and it´s alright to be proud. Congratulations! You deserve him, sweetie!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I wanted my children to be independant & taught them to be. I think i did too good of a job, sometimes, lol. Thank u, i think she is to. If it wasn't for my son she would made a whiny piney out of Ryan. T.j. wouldn't stand for that. She's a good mother but-----. T. wants him to be all boy & he is, thank heavens. Thanks for responding. Have a happy sat. hugs.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
21 Aug 10
ya,sure he is very brave,my daughter when she started school used to put on a brave face but used to wet her pants frequently as opposed to my son who was quite brave when he started school.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
gOOD MORNING, IT IS A NEW BEGINNING FOR THEM & I KNOW IT'S HARD ON THEM IN ALOT OF WAYS NO MATTER HOW THEY REACT. i'M GLAD rYAN IS BEING BRAVE. h E STARTS GOING EVERY DAY MONDAY, HOPE THAT WORKS OUT O.K. Thanks for your response. Hope u have a great weekend.
• United States
21 Aug 10
I think I cried when my favorite granddaughter started school. I sent my oldest daughter to school and couldn't understand why she was so "down" she had been so excited about starting kindergarden and then she just was so 'down' I thought for sure when she got to school she would come home chipper but she didn't. I made a dr appointment for her and found out she had pneumonia!!!! She spent the week in the hospital!!!! Couldn't believe I had sent her to school sick!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I didn't cry but i didn't get to see ryan go or i might have, lol. I'm proud of him for being such a big boy. bless her heart, she was sick & u didn't know it. Kids can be sick so quick but i can see where u felt bad about it. Thanks for responding.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
21 Aug 10
My gosh how the times have changed. I don't think I could have made the day without a melt down being in your daughters shoes lol. I walked my daughter in every day for many years and I always drove her to school. She was I am sure at least 11 or 12 years old before this one day she said, Um Mom could you just please pull the car over for a minute, I did thinking she was sick or something. Once the car came to a stop she said could you please give me my kiss here before we get to the school, too funny. I did and of course I chuckled to myself then on the ride home I remember feeling depressed somewhat with the thought of Ah man my little girl is growing up so fast, lol. Please don't quit sending along favorite grandson stories, I just love them all from anyone who shares.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Good morning, Nice to hear from u, been awhile.I appreciate you responding & being so kind about my stories. That little boy is such a blessing to me. I'm surprised u got by taking your daughter as long as u did. Bet she didn't want to hurt your feeling & if that was the case that was very sweet of her. I don't have a daugter, wish i did. Happy weekend to u.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
21 Aug 10
My granddaughter started kindergarten this year, she had pre-K last year. She lives in the country so someone walks her to the end of the drive way and someone is there at the end of the day. They would prefer not to leave a child home alone. They will take them back to the school, and wait for you. That is not bad in this day and age. She is a very personal child so it is best for that reason also. when my son went to kindergaten, they did not do this. Once i was late (had my mother with me) he was out playing while he waited for me, but we lived in a very small town. My mother was frantic, but he was not concerned. The first day is the hardest, and one can only do what they feel is best.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Good morning Sallyj, nice to hear from u. They have really beefed up security here from the time my youngest son was in kindergarten & that's such a good thing. Too much meaness goes on w/children getting abducted etc. Thanks for responding. Hope u have a great weekend.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
21 Aug 10
First of all Jo, quit appologizing for talking about your grandson. If I had a grandson (or a granddaughter) I would be posting discussion after discussion on him or her. :-) When my kids first started school none of them shed a tear... maybe all three of them were glad to get away from me....lol. Of course I was the one to shed all the tears. I was the worst with the first one, and nervous all day long. By the time the last one went to school I practically kicked her out of the car...JUST TEASING!!! I cried with her too. Have a great weekend Jo! Oh, and keep posting those discussions on your grandson, I love hearing about him.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Thanks Gerri, he is such a blessing to me & i love him so much. He really maked my life worth living. I think good moms always shed tears. I am so glad ryan is excepting the change so well. He was telling me yesterday about his new best friend. Thanks for responding & being so nice about my postings on him. I hope u have a great weekend to. hugs.
@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Neither of my children cried because they didn't want to make the transition from home to school. They had been previously conditioned both for the temporary separation and for what was expected from them at school.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
good morning, U were a good mom to have them ready & prepared.My grandson had no problem either but my dil didn't fare as well as him,lol.Thanks for responding. Hope u have a happy weekend.
@bunnybon7 (41353)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Aug 10
you just go right on about that little sweetie! i love hearing about him. at least your discussions arent sad rantings mostly like mine. all but my first went by theirselves after the first time. my first was a real meany when he started. he bit the teacher and turned over his desk, but the next day, i took him back and had punished him so much that first day that he was perfect. even became teachers pet. glad hes so easy going now...well, sometimes..but wish he'd get cuhoonas with this woman
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Thanks Bon, i sure love talking about him. He tickles the fire out of me. BOY, tHAT KIDS WAS READY, WASN'T HE, LOL. i'M LIKE U HE NEEDS TO SHAPE UP W/'that' woman. Shouldn't be too many more days & she'll be gone. YEA!!!!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Mine walked by themselves and never even looked back at me.....it tore my heart out. I remember when the first one went and I sat in the car bawling...I think I virtually sat by the window all day waiting for her to come home! It didn't take long to get used to it and enjoy time alone with my other ones!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I think it's tearing my dil up to. It is hard to let them go. At least u had others one at home, dil doesn't. Thanks for responding.