Son's first day of Preschool

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by JessHall, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. JessHall

    JessHall Heavenly Hollow Ranch

    Jun 11, 2009
    Shadow Hills, CA
    After absolute heck, trying to find a Preschool that I liked, tomorrow is Kade's first day!
    I don't know if I want to break down (AGAIN) and cry, or jump up and down for joy because I've raised him this far without him getting eaten by a goose or chickens, etc lol [​IMG] ... My baby isn't a baby any more and it breaks my heart. [​IMG]
    I bet every mom who has to send their children to Preschool feels similar huh? [​IMG]
    All I know is that I am going to try my hardest tomorrow morning to smile, tell him he's going to have a GREAT day, and I'll be back to get him when he's done playing and learning. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    How am I going to do this!?[​IMG] Where did the last three years go? [​IMG] I've always herd about loving someone so much it hurts, NOW I FEEL THE PAIN! It's a lucky pain but it is still very scary, to trust anyone but me with my little boy!
    Wish me luck... I hate having to suck it up and be brave for his sake lol... I'd rather be the baby and cry all day J/K! ... I might sit in my car for a while and cry my eyes out though.
    I just pray that the way I feel about this Preschool is right on... it felt so bright, fun, exciting, and very caring... and stinkin expensive! [​IMG]
    I'll let you all know tomorrow, if I live! I'm convinced that this will be harder on me than on him... I'll never let him know that though. [​IMG]
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I know I was wayyy worse than my son who started kindergarten this year. He was great, Me...well I was a mess. He is gonna love it!! And you are too!!
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Wow I remember sending mine off on their first days at preschool! I shed more then a few tears after I left! It's a big step for them and you too. Be prepared for him to cling to your leg or otherwise break down when you leave. Sometimes they do sometimes they don't. But it sounds like you found a good place for him and that experience will be wonderful for him. We were blessed with a top notch preschool and it was a superb learning experience for my kids.
  4. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    It's really hard, but try not to let him see that you're upset. There's a good chance he's going to cry and hang on to you. (You can gauge the teacher in the way she handles this first crisis). It is a heartbreaking but proud moment. Talk about bittersweet. Hang in there, be strong - then go home and cry your eyes out. Ben and Jerry's might help a little, too. lol
    Best wishes!!

  5. I had 2 of my kids start pre-k at the same time. Believe me, wasn't easy. I wanted to spend the day at school with them but hubby took my keys to the van away and said NO! [​IMG]
    Oh well, they did good so far. It took a few days to finally set in that I will not DIE without them all day. I went from caring for 3 kids 24/7 to only 1 child 24/7 and 2 part time!
  6. JessHall

    JessHall Heavenly Hollow Ranch

    Jun 11, 2009
    Shadow Hills, CA
    I was so positive this morning, I took as many pics as he'd let me, I smiled the whole freakin time, and all seemed good.
    Then when the words " Time to say good bye to mommy", came out of the directors mouth, he FLIPPED FLIPPED FLIPPED OUT! Kicking Screaming... the whole bit...
    I'll never forget the sound of him screaming at the top of his little lungs... " MOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!" [​IMG] I grabbed my purse and bolted... I figured that was my cue, and if he hit her or kicked her I wouldn't know how to react... I didn't even get to give him a kiss. [​IMG]
    I called a bit after I left, and she said he was doing much better. I feel awful though. I know its for the best but I still can't help but feel bad for what he feels that I just did to him. He doesn't know it's for the best. [​IMG] I love him so much! I wish I could talk to him... this sucks! [​IMG] I'd rather give birth again I think. [​IMG] I do feel a bit better after crying so hard my stomach hurts... I better get to workin now... after all, that's why I've got him in Preschool.
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Lord this brings back memories!!!! Last year was DD's first year at day school at a local church. We sent her because she is an only child, has been home all her life, and was SOOOOOOOOO shy. The first day of school she was so scared and I bawled my eyeballs out after carpool. They had to pull her off of the steering wheel kicking and screaming for the first 2 months but then SHE wanted to go back this year. She still tells me she hates school, but then she wants to know when she gets to go back. It will get better and it IS harder on us than it is them.
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Yep. My youngest started preschool this year. But I absolutely LOVE our preschool. It is part of our church. But......Kindergarten is WAAAYYYYYY worse. That was sssooooo hard to send my oldest. That broke my heart. At the time he was my only but I was preg. Still the hardest thing I had to do. But by 2nd grade you'll be like GO TO SCHOOL! Thank God! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009

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