Before the current school year started, I took a deep breath and told myself that even though my son was joining the ranks of the "big kids" by heading into first grade, there was no way I'd lose the sweet little angel I'd poured six years of hard work into simply because he was growing up.
I'd heard of it happening to other parents, you know, the whole "big kid school ruined my baby" thing, but I figured I'd most likely be an exception to the rule because my little guy is pretty darn awesome.
Well, I may have had a "not me, not MY kid" mentality back in September, but today? Yeah, I'll admit that first grade has pretty much ruined him and erased a lot of the effort I put in day after day for the past few years.
And I'm not ashamed to say that I miss the hell out of half-day kindergarten right now -- and don't even get me started on what I'd give to be able to send my son back to the land of sunshine, smiles, and sanity (a.k.a. preschool).
That being said, I'd like to issue a stern warning to all the moms out there who will send a child to big kid school next year. Here are seven ways first grade is totally screwing up my kid.
Lord have mercy, somebody please give me my baby back. PLEASE.
(And if you feel like reassuring me and telling me that I'm not a shi&%y mom, that would be much appreciated too.)
Did you notice any changes when your child went to first grade?
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