I never would have thought that a preschool “graduation” could be so bittersweet. SO many emotions that day. We basically went from having a preschooler, to a school-aged child in the matter of minutes, and since he is our one and only, I was happy and wanting time to stop all at the same time. He has told me several times that he doesn’t want to go to kindergarten unless he can take his teacher with him, and unless they get to play as much as he did in preschool.
I don’t really remember preschool, but it certainly does seem like a lot of fun! I mean really – who wouldn’t love preschool? You learn while you play. Shouldn’t more of life be like preschool? Let’s think for a minute about what you learn. Sure – there is the development of all sorts of important skills like gross and fine motor, and the understanding of different concepts, but come on, it’s all fun!! I’d love a full day of coloring, game playing, recess, and snack time! All while learning to get along with others. Who doesn’t need that?? In all seriousness, his preschool was incredible. The staff was fabulous, and I feel like he’s very well prepared for his next challenge.
There are big changes ahead, like our little guy not being so little any longer, full days of school, and even a little more free time for mom, but I’ll still miss the preschool days. I’ll miss picking him up early and going to the park, and having two days a week where we didn’t have to be at school first thing, but could take a class together, or do something fun at home. I’ll miss having my sweetheart home with me, but I know he’s more than ready for his next challenge, and I can’t wait to see all that he’ll do.
Thinking forward to September, I’m sure mom will have a lot more difficulty with the change than he does. Kids are so adaptable. Any advice for a mom sending her one and only to kindergarten in the fall? I’d love to hear from you!
Watch out, kindergarten, here he comes!