Thursday, April 28, 2005

I'm starting to panic....

Can it really be true that day after tomorrow, I will register my baby for Kindergarten? She's still my BABY! I am starting to feel really panicked about this. I think I am more scared than she is although today I told her we were registering on Friday and she said, "do I start Kindergarten right now? I'm scared!" I just read about the Kindergarten class this year on her new school's website. It tells what they are doing now and they are going on a field trip! DOES THIS MEAN MY CHILD WILL RIDE ON A SCHOOL BUS? What about all those germs? Oh my gosh, I'm really starting to panic. Do they make the kids wash their hands after they go to the bathroom? Can she carry Purell in her pocket? (Will my child have OCD like I do? hehe) Will she know how to get around in a great big school? She's still a baby! Oy vey.

I guess I'll have to see how I feel after registration this Friday. I have a million questions, most of which will probably not be answered. Homeschooling has never been something I've considered but it is sounding better all the time! Any words of wisdom for a nervous Mommy are appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Michelle Woods said...

I have registered Peyton and I just can't believe that he is old enough to go. He is very excited! I am nervous about different things than you though: will he be able to sit still in his seat, will he get on the right bus, will he have a lot of friends, will I just die without him with me in the mornings, etc. I snuggle up with him every morning and kiss him on his cheeks until he wakes up.
They will do great in kindergarten!!

Lost At Birth said...

Children are very adaptive and resilient, much better than adults. Wait until they go for their driver's license! Or look at colleges away rom home, as my daughter is doing. I've learned to love wathcing them grow up, and embrace them as the individuals that they are. Have fun!

Lisa S. said...

She'll be fine!! Logan has been going to preschool for two years now due to speech therapy. The first day he got on the bus, I was scared to death. You know what he did? Hopped right on as excited as could be and didn't even look back. ACK! You're supposed to at least look back at me like you need me, LOL. It helps to have a teacher you love. I trust Logan's teacher completely. After having her for two yeas, I am a bit scared of what will happen in kindergarten. We have orientation next Friday so I guess I'll find out soon enough. Let me know if you ever want to talk =)

margaret said...

Oh Tracie, I know how you feel. We had our test run (for preschool) a week and a half ago and I was a nervous wreck that morning. Still, Matthew managed to have a good day and everything worked out ok. The kindergarten we were looking at won't let Matthew enroll since he doesn't meet the age requirement. I'm actually relieved. Preschool sounds a lot less intimidating to me. Will be thinking of you girl! :)