In a short two and a half weeks, my oldest will be heading off to his very first day of kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN! He has been home with me all summer and we have definitely had our moments. There have been numerous times I have asked “When does school start again?” I started counting down the days.   But,  in all honesty, I’m not ready for it to end.

But he needs it.

And he’s ready.

He needs the routine. He needs the social interaction. He needs to learn. He’s ready for school.

But I worry.

Will he make new friends?

Will they be kind?

Will he be kind?

Will they mistake his shyness for being rude?

Will he fall behind?

Will he excel?

Will he miss me?

Will he miss me?

I know I am not the only parent worrying about this very important day. I don’t know who’s taking it worse. Me. Or my husband.

When did he get old enough to go off to Kindergarten?

Who told him he get so big?

I know I sure didn’t.



I’m pouring my heart out today with Shell from Things I Can’t Say.


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  1. Kids, seriously, stop growing up so fast, our hearts can’t keep up!!

    Something I say to myself every day, Steph. Totally understand where you’re coming from.

  2. Just had to read this one from PYHO — my oldest starts kindergarten tomorrow.
    I don’t know how she got that old.
    I think we worry more as moms about how they will do then they ever know.

    Hugs to you!

  3. He will miss you a lot…but he will surely make lots of new friends and learn so much! I was a nervous wreck when both of my kids first started school…that doesn’t get much easier with each passing year. My two started 7th and 4th grades this year, and I still worry about how their school days are going!

    Stopping in from PYHO!

  4. I hope he has a wonderful kindergarten year! You’ll be fine, mama(so will he, but this is harder on us moms!)

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