View Full Version : Where has time gone??
08-12-2005, 10:59 AM
I can't believe it. My miracle baby, the one I was never supposed to carry to term, or for that matter ever get pregnant with starts Kindergarten on Monday. I can't believe she's going to school--time has marched on way too fast. I wish Chris could be here to experience this. Even with some of his rotten reaction to my IC, he loves that little girl of ours. Her class only has 15 kids which is phenomenal. We went to orientation today and just as I was about to tell the teacher that she had some speech delay, she blurted out "See you Monday"--figures. Proves me wrong more often than not.
08-12-2005, 11:25 AM
Awwwww...it will be okay, Mom. You will get through it just fine. :kissing:
08-12-2005, 11:33 AM
I remember my girls' first day....getting onto the bus their bus driver ( a veteran parent who had watched several of his own leave the flock!) made them stop on the bottom step of the bus and wave to me so I could get a good picture. I must admit that it was thru blurry teared-up eyes that the shot was snapped, but one we all cherish and smile about now. That very daughter is now a teacher herself!!!!! You're right about time marching on.....!
08-12-2005, 12:56 PM
I know exactly what you mean. My "baby boy" had his birthday earlier this month. He's 44 now!
08-12-2005, 01:25 PM
I think the first day of Kindergarden was worse then any day of my life. I cried like a baby all day with both girls, I can only imagine what the last one is gonna be like. Sending hugs to mom. Sounds like Lindsay is rip roaring and ready.
08-12-2005, 01:32 PM
Awww, I bet this is more difficult for you than it is for her, too!!! But you'll get through it Mommy...if all else fails you can just sit outside the door all day!! :grouphug:
08-12-2005, 01:57 PM
Great news, Barb!! I hope your little one has a great experience with her first year in school! :) :grouphug:
08-12-2005, 02:33 PM
Do take LOTS of pictures as you'll cherish them forever! We have ones taken of our daughter on the 1st day of school every single year from the 1st day of pre-school right up through the 1st day at college as we helped her move into her dorm. My baby is 28 now and I am so glad to have every one of those pictures!
Hang on, Mom! You'll be fine. Plan something special for yourself to do right after she leaves....a movie to watch, a visit or phone call with a friend...it helps to be busy and you certainly deserve to treat yourself!
08-12-2005, 03:09 PM
Thanks for everyone's kind words. After meeting her teacher today, I know she will have an awesome year and educational experience. I excited to watch her grow into her own little person. One thing that amazed me yesterday--she had a school physical--is that she is 47 inches tall. I knew she was tall, but wow an inch short of 4 feet. My husband is 5'7" and I am 5'5 1/2".
I think it is a really special day in every parents lives, heck I cried when my DGD went to Kindergarten.
My oldest is 20 but I can remember his first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday. I cried like he was going off to war and he was like "Bye Mommy-see you later". I agree with everyone else darlin...take lots of pictures!!!!
08-13-2005, 05:40 AM
I will, especially since Daddy has to miss this important day.
08-13-2005, 07:18 AM
Barb I know just how you feel. When my youngest and the baby started school, it was hard. He is now going into the 4th grade. Time goes by so fast. My daughter just started 6th grade, junior high, so for her this is a huge deal. Also talking about you daughter being so tall, mine is only 11 she will be 12 in December and she is only a couple inches shorter than me. I am 5'7". We now wear the same size shoes and we can wear the same size shirts to. But she gets the height from my side. My mom is over 6' and I had a grandfather that was like 6'3. So it runs in the family. I hope she has a great start to school....
08-14-2005, 11:52 AM
I don't have words of wisdom since we're not there yet.....so here are some big hugs instead.......I'll be posting this same topic next fall when our little guy goes to pre-school......he's such a Momma's boy......and I guess It's going to be soooo hard for me! LOL!!!
Take care and have fun too! :grouphug:
08-14-2005, 02:58 PM
From the other side of the desk... When I taught first grade, it was so neat to see so many parents bringing their children to school on those first days. When I brought the children into the classroom, the parents followed!!! We had a door to the outside. It was my first time teaching first grade and I had no idea what to do with all the adults in the room. It was a nice, warm feeling to know that they all cared so much. Some inspiration came to me and I said, "Okay, boys and girls, we're going to get started, so let's wave good bye to Mommy and Daddy." I am thankful that the inspiration came, because I didn't want to just tell them to get out. Enjoy those moments when they are so excited going to school. Who knows when it changes and it's a chore to get them out the door.
I wouldn't trade my first grade experience for anything. (I'd be glad to trade my present job if anyone would name an offer)
08-14-2005, 05:19 PM
Thanks for everyone's comments, and some from the other side of the desk. This is my only child, and I want to make sure she gets the best education possible--and in that vein, since I am staying home while Chris is in Iraq I appreciate the ok, Mom and Dad, please let us get started. Took some of the pressure off of how am I supposed to act, should I linger, etc. I had planned on not sticking around forever so the learning day can begin without the chaos of all those parents. Now I don't have to worry about being the dead beat out the door first parent. I am taking pics and if I am having a good computer day where I do things right will try and upload some pics. More to follow tomorrow, ACT II of Lindsey's first day...TTFN....
08-15-2005, 01:09 AM
Can't wait to hear how her day went. I am sure she will have tons of fun.
08-21-2005, 09:39 AM
I often wonder where time went too.. mine just turned 17.... let us know how the first day went....
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