Mini Me will be attending Kindergarten in another week or so and I’m completely panicked! Every time I have set my mind at ease something happens to set me off again! There was a Kindergarten Fair earlier this month and we had the opportunity to do activities, interact with other children and ride the school bus. I wasn’t comfortable watching mini me ride the bus because he moved around in his seat a bit, there aren’t seat belts and he went to the last seat on the bus and proceeded to try and play with the Emergency Exit! Luckily I was there to interrupt his “Fun” and set him straight but, I won’t be there all the time to give him that look or reprimand him.
In my perfect world I’d love to carpool mini me in the morning and put him in after care in the evenings and pick him up on my way home from work. However, “The Mister a.k.a Hubby” said that our teenagers rode the school bus when they were in Kindergarten even though he followed it to school and watched their every move until they were safely in their classrooms. I do plan to do this on the first day but, I am due in the office at 8:15 am and can’t do it daily. The Hubs works second shift and is able to carpool in the mornings but, I don’t see him doing it all year, he wants mini me to have the same experiences as his siblings and gain some independence and comfort in riding the school bus.
Earlier this week we attended Kindergarden Mini Camp for a couple of hours. I was proud that mini me was able to stay in the two hour session for his Kindergarten screening and not cry for me or get anxious when we were separated. Parents were told to go off for two hours while the teachers had a list of things to accomplish within the time like read books, play with blocks and drawing activities etc. I stayed on campus the entire time. I went back inside with thirty minutes to spare and another child was so upset and had cried so much for his mom that he was escorted into the lobby to wait with a teachers assistant for her arrival. I was a bit relieved it wasn’t mini me.
Mini Me did admit that he got sad (because he missed his mommy) and even cried a little bit but, was able to stay in class and enjoy meeting new children and doing the scheduled activities. Maybe, he is ready for Kindergarten and I’m the one that’s not ready for him to go!