When your child first began school this year there were a sense of excitement with a little bit of fear. I remember thinking how my little ones are just growing up way too fast and gaining some independence and spending more time away from the nest leaving me both happy and sad. Like many others, my twins are in a full-day public school pre-k program. I was going to miss them! Were they going to be okay?
There are also a host of other things I've learned about preschool since that first day that I didn't realize back then.
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1. It can be very difficult to get your kid to school on time.
2. When another parent and child is later than you, you feel a sense of camaraderie.
3. Some moms manage to look amazing at 8:10 a.m. drop-off. Really amazing.
4. There are mornings you are totally wearing your pajamas under your coat.
5. You sort of envy the home lunch moms.
6. There are mom cliques.
7. There are some moms who don't like other moms to hang out with their husband even if it's a playdate at the park with your kids who are in the same class.
8. There are other moms who have been talking about having a playdate with you and your kids since September but it still hasn't happened.
9. You might be that mom talking about playdates but never able to actually making it happen.
10. Lice. OMG LICE!
11. The PTA kind of makes your head want to explode. You want to be involved, but it seems so involved.
12. Lots of people send their kids to school sick. Including you.
13. There are kids you wish your kid were friends with because you like their mom or they seem smart or cool or a good influence.
14. Your kid has some friends that you wish they weren't friends with for other reasons.
15. When you are late to pickup your kid and she's the last one left in class with the teacher you feel like an extreme failure.
16. Your kid seems to be adjusting to school just fine, but it's you who may not be.
Can you relate?
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