Sunday, August 17, 2008

What if ........

What if Caroline is sad her friends aren't in her class?
What if Will can't make it up the stairs to his classroom?
What if the teacher can't understand what Jack is trying to tell her?
What if Will is scared to sit on the potty because he is so unsteady?
What if Jack cries for me and misses me?
What if Caroline can't do all that is expected of her?
What if Will gets frustrated and melts down?
What if Jack needs snuggly hugs?
What if Will talks all through nap?

These are things that I struggle with as my children start back to school. Silly, I know, but I can't help it. I am very excited about their teachers though. The boys are in a 3yr. old room, and their teacher is very sweet. She was with the boys last year some during before and after school care. Their room is upstairs though, which should be interesting. Let the potty training begin! Caroline is in a 4yr. old/Kindergarten split. There are only four 4yr. olds (the oldest ones), and the rest are kindergartners. It's almost like my baby is starting Kindergarten. She will basically do kindergarten curriculum, but not be held accountable like the 5 yr. olds. I think it will be very good for her, but only one of her little friends will be in her class. Hopefully she will adjust.

As I reflect on all my worries, I realize that most parents who are sending me their babies tomorrow probably feel just the same as I.


Rhonda said...


This "What if" section choked me up. I don't know what it is about it. Thanks for sharing that insight. Hope it all went well.

The Couch Family said...

Hi!! I found your blog from Mary Kate. I have a 15 month old that started a Christian Kids Academy today. It is scary. My what ifs consisted of "She doesnt like shoes. Will they let her take them off? What if she gets scared at naptime? She has never been in that bed before. What if they dont yell God Bless You every time she sneezes like Mommy does." I have realized that there are so many "what ifs" as a parent that only a parent can understand. I totally understand your list and Im sure mine will be the same. If not longer!!!! I hope all the kids did well today for you! Mine did great!