You made it. Your little tiny baby is graduating Kindergarten. Weren’t you just rocking him to sleep yesterday? And now he’s going to first grade! What the heck! Bet you never imagined Kindergarten in the middle of a global pandemic. But irrespective of all the precautions, he did it. And so did you. He knows so much more now than he did in August.
I’m coming to you as an INCOMING Kindergarten mom. And if I’m flat honest, I’m so scared.
I don’t know if I speak for all of the PreK moms. My family is coming from a non-traditional PreK environment — full-time ABA therapy. And look — he is SO prepared. We’ve gone over everything and then gone over it again. We know the capital and lowercase letters, we know numbers, we know how to open a chip bag, and we know how to unzip and zip our book sack and our jackets.
But what if it isn’t enough? Kindergarten feels so big. It feels so good big but also so scary big.
It’s real big kid stuff.
So tell me what I need to know since you’ve made it to the other side. Tell the good, the bad, and the ugly. What do I do to make sure he takes a nap? Or at least lays there quietly? Any tips on making friends and feeling confident and being a good human? Asking for my incoming Kindergartener and maybe myself, too?
Any tips for making mom friends? Good gracious, I’d love to make some mom friends in his class.
If I’m sounding desperate, it is because I am.
We looked at every school and then looked at them again. And we are IN LOVE with our choice. But I’m still scared. So give it to me straight, you veteran, you.
Help a mama out. Xxoo