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I can’t believe my baby boy is five now and starting Kindergarten in late August. It seems like just yesterday I brought him home from the hospital. My friend with kids warned me that it would go by fast and I didn’t believe her, but looking back now she was right.
I am currently preparing for my first Back to School guide because Adam was my first born. Registering him for Kindergarten and getting all the information we needed from his doctor was a little stressful because we didn’t know what we were doing. Now that we have all the paper work done it is a big relief. Now we just need to prepare him for success.
(He has been practicing his drawings. I thought this character looks pretty cool!)
Some people had me so freaked out that he wouldn’t be ready for Kindergarten. He is a smart boy, but he still struggled with spelling his name, but he did great! We headed to Target and got all of his school supplies that the teacher needed. We had to get forms from his doctor because he has allergies and they needed a release just in case he needed an epi-pen in an emergency. We still have to take him school shopping, but they have a dress code, so it shouldn’t be too complicated.
I thought about home schooling him for years. I mean this world is so crazy. With school shootings, etc., the world can be a scary place. We started teaching him early about strangers. I think it is very important for kids to know that there are dangers in the world. Not so much that is scares him, but just to keep him aware of his surroundings. I also have talked to my kids about bullies. I don’t want them to be bullies. I also don’t want bullies to pick on them so much they think about hurting themselves. I knew that if I wanted to keep working from home that I would not be able to home school him. It was also hard teaching him preschool with his little brother running around unless we got him to take a nap. Sometimes no matter how crazy the world is you just have to let, go and stay positive that everything will work out.
Did you have any fears of sending your kids off to school? What advice can you give to someone who is sending their kid of to school for the first time? Keep a look out for our #CountdowntoKindergarten Guide it will be starting soon!