This is the first year that any of my children will be attending public school. My oldest daughter is so excited to be entering Kindergarten!
Being new to this part of our life brings new adventures, new challenges, and new bills.
But mostly, new worries for me as a mom.
I worry that I haven’t prepared my daughter adequately for the challenges of being in elementary school. I am fairly confident that I have prepared her for the educational challenges she will encounter, and I feel that she is socially and emotionally ready. But there are a lot of unknowns as we cross the bridge into elementary school.
I am sure she will do brilliantly, I am sure she will thrive and I am already excited about spending time working on homework and school projects with her. (I’m kinda nerdy like that.)
But a little part of me is sad. Sad my little girl is growing up. Sad to know that it is her time to grow wings and turn into her own unique wonderful girl.
I am looking forward to all of it! I honestly am! But I hope I can continue to be a good mom, a confidant, a friend and a support for my daughter.
I hope I can still find ways to connect with her even though I know it is time for her to take this leap into a new phase of life!
The impending school year definitely has me contemplating this new journey we are embarking on. What are you thinking about as this coming school year approaches?