Back-to-school time is just around the corner, for some of us our kids are first timers in JK while others are jittery about their teens heading off to highschool or college. (Oh I CAN wait for that day…)
My little girl is turning six-years-old at the end of the month. I keep repeating “six-years-old” as the day comes closer, I can’t imagine what I’ll be like when she turns 18 or 25!
Having an end of summer birthday means school is right on the heels of the celebration beginning just days after. Grade 1 *gulp* here we go. She’s more excited about her birthday & while I’m excited about it too, I’m partially anticipating back to school.
I’m kind of prepared yet not. She’ll be there all day, lunch included. That’s not the part that scares me. Whats scary is she’ll be out with ALL the grades in the school yard. Bullies, older kids, I’m worried. She’s so innocent it’s hard to imagine she’s going into the “real world” and fast. Learning that life isn’t like sesame street where everybody is your friend.
Kindergarten was tough for her she encountered a class bully and somehow almost earned the reputation of being “the difficult one” — things changed mid-year so really I don’t know what to expect.
Maybe I’m remembering my early years of school, I was one who was picked on the first day of kindergarten, by a bully boy in my class. His name was Jeffrey. It could also be just my motherly worry kicking in, anxious to send her but excited for her to go. I know I can’t be there to hold her hand this time and I know she’ll be just fine…
Either way I will always stand by my girl, always be here when she needs me and always tell her to stand up for herself and not be afraid because she is capable of doing anything she dreams of doing.
Until next time…Keep dreaming always…