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Thread: First day of kindergarten

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    My neighbor is a single mom of 2 kids. A little boy that is 5 and a little girl that is 1 1/2 years old.
    Her little boy Hayden starts Kindergarten tomorrow morning at 8:30 am Pacific Time.
    He is so excited that the past 2 weeks, his mommy has told him that he has to go to bed at 8:00 pm and not fight and argue that he doesnt want to go to bed because he has to get into a bedtime routine for going to school.
    He is so excited about going to school (we happen to live directly across the street from the schools playground and the same side of the building that the kindergarten class is on).
    Anyways for the past 3 or 4 days, this tiny little 5 year old boy has been taking his little backpack that is almost bigger then he is, and takes all his stuff out of it, puts it all back in the backpack. He says hes just making sure he has everything he needs for school because he doesn't want his teacher to have to call his mommy. :) Children are so precious.
    He has been learning how to write his name for about the past month hes doing a good job for the most part, but he really doesn't know how to hold the pencil correctly and his mom has been trying to teach him but it just doesn't seem to be connecting for him.
    Anyways, about 7:30 tonight, Hayden and his mommy came over to my house to give me and my husband a big hug and to tell us hes all ready for school in the morning and that he will be a good boy and that he had to go home and go to bed because he is going to be tired when he comes home at 11:30 in the morning. (kindergarten here is only 3 hours). Bless his little heart. children are so precious and a gift from God. As he was visiting us, I started thinking about when my oldest daughter started kindergarten 30 years ago. The years have flown by that is for sure, but I am sure that the feelings that Hayden's mommy is having tonight and will have tomorrow morning is probably the same type of feelings that I felt and all of you mothers had felt.

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    Although my son had stayed in at nursery school for several years, he was so happy and excited about going to big school, however, I cried when I left him.

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    I still remember my kids 1st day of kindergarten. It's hard to let them grow up. The kids were so excited. I was the one in tears! And now it is my "grandson" that is in kindergarten. Oh, how the years go by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    Although my son had stayed in at nursery school for several years, he was so happy and excited about going to big school, however, I cried when I left him.
    I remember crying when I left mine too. I think it is just a natural thing as kindergarten means the beginning of their independance and mommy's just are not ready for that. We want them to stay small forever. :)

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    I hope he has a good start -

    It is so important to get off on the right foot.

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    How precious!!!!
    I remember taking my oldest to Kindergarten 24 years ago. We were really close to the school and I walked with her and her two sisters (3 and 2 mos) and introduced myself to the teacher. I think I cried when I got home.
    I also remember taking my son, my 4th child, 17 years ago and wanting to party!!!!
    They loved school at that age. Not so much as they (especially him) as they got older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    How precious!!!!
    I remember taking my oldest to Kindergarten 24 years ago. We were really close to the school and I walked with her and her two sisters (3 and 2 mos) and introduced myself to the teacher. I think I cried when I got home.
    I also remember taking my son, my 4th child, 17 years ago and wanting to party!!!!
    They loved school at that age. Not so much as they (especially him) as they got older.
    Guess by the time you do the fourth one you deserve to party! :lol:

    Hopefully little Hayden will continue to be excited, I think that's so sweet.

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    AWWWWW He sounds like a dear little one! Well I think most are. Hope he has a wonderful first day! I remember my last one going to kindergarden also. He & I both cried for the first week. He was such a Mommy's boy. lol We survived and I know all Mom's do, but it doesn't make it any easier.

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    My first one had to go with neighbor children. I was bed bound with a problem pregnancy. The next three were pretty normal, but no tears, then the last asked me not to walk him to school - he knew the way. We compromised - I followed a block behind and met him there.

    What a darling child. It's refreshing to hear of a caring one.

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    When my (only child) son went to kindergarten the first day, he confidently got out of the car, said good-bye, and walked of to the school building. No tears, no look back, nothing. I was very proud of him, but I was crushed at the same time. I was glad he was strong enough to go ahead on his own, but I had hoped he would at least turn around and wave good-bye or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    When my (only child) son went to kindergarten the first day, he confidently got out of the car, said good-bye, and walked of to the school building. No tears, no look back, nothing. I was very proud of him, but I was crushed at the same time. I was glad he was strong enough to go ahead on his own, but I had hoped he would at least turn around and wave good-bye or something.
    When my youngest daughter went to kindergarten, she didnt want me to walk her to her class and she got out of the car went running up to the school door and tried to open it but couldnt as she was just a tiny little thing and I went to get out of the car to go open the door for her and she got flat out mad at me and told me that she was a big girl and she could open the door herself. She struggled and struggled and I was starting to get impatient and worried that she would slam the door on her arm or leg as it was so heavy and all of a sudden the door opened up for her and it was her Grandpa opening it for her (my dad was the head custodian at the school) and so my daughter yells "I GOT IT MOM GRANDPA HELPED ME". And off she went. She used to hang out with her grandpa at school...well I should say more like grandpa hung out with her and made sure she knew where she was supposed to go and stuff. That was 25 years ago as yesterday she turned 30 years old. One memory I had of her kindergarten days was she had kindergarten in the afternoons and every night she would call her grandpa and tell grandpa not to forget to pack her lunch too. And don't forget the milk. LOL And he would pack her a lunch and a thermos of milk they would share and she would sit and have lunch in the custodians room with him. :)

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    Aren;t children so precious.I cried the first day with both my children and then with my grandson.It is such a turning point in their lives

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    Nice of her to come over to your house last night!

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    Oh, he sounds like a precious one! I did not cry when either of mine started Kindergarten but college was a whole different matter!:)

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    lol...dakotamaid...me too!! Mine loved school and I still remember how quiet the house was that first week they were both in school. I think of bologna sandwiches when I think of my elementary school. Never ate the stuff but I think every other kid did...smells horrible even in my memory!

    Hope your sweet little neighbor has a great first school year!

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    I remember when my kids went to kindergarden. I cried also. Hope he gets off to a good start.

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    My youngest daughter was a thumb sucker. All summer before kindergarten, we had been telling her that big girls that go to school don't suck their thumbs. On the 1st day of school, all the parents & kids met in the auditorium. The teachers then called each child in her class & marched the kids out of the auditorium. While we were sitting waiting for her name to be called, she was sucking MY thumb :D . Hey, she wasn't sucking her thumb! I still laugh about that; she's now 45 yo.

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    Little Hayden came over after his first day of school...sat on the couch with my husband to tell my husband all about his first day.
    He says his teachers name is Mrs. He can't remember the rest. But he learned that in kindergarten he will learn a whole big lots of stuff. LOL. Today he learned how to play Horsie not sure what that is and how to hold onto shoulders. Hold onto Shoulders? What is that my husband asked. And Hayden says that they have to line up to go outside or to the library and they have to put their hands on the person in front of you's shoulders so we don't get missing and everyone goes to the same place. LOL He is so cute trying to explain his first day. My husband asks him if there are girls in his class and he shrivels his little face up and says "yes alot of them". LOL Do you sit by a little girl? NOPE I SIT BY A BOY.lol.OH and we have 2 bathrooms in our classroom that we use so that we don't get lost in the hallway. LOL.
    And tomorrow is another day..wonder what he will tell us tomorrow. :)

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