I am a mother of 6. I already have 3 children in school. My only daughter will be starting 6th grade and my oldest sons are going into 4th and 3rd. I have just registered my 4yr old for pre-k and for some reason this time it is extremely hard for me. I get the biggest lump in my throat and start sweating and crying. I was just wondering if any other mothers with multiple children have felt like this when it came to be that time for the very 1st day of school?
I cried when my son started pre-k. My husband did, too. I think it's a natural response to the first real separation. Big hugs.
I am feeling the same. My oldest son is going to 4th, my other son is starting Kindergarten and my daughter is starting pre-k. I feel like they are growing up to fast for me. My husband told me this morning when we were talking about it not to worry cause I'll have our 3 month old to keep me busy, lol. But still it's a sign of her (actually all of them) growing up and maturing. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry. But we've been through this before, can't show them our fear cause then they'll have anxiety about it too. Best wishes to you and your family.
Thank you Jen and jdiaz, I guess it really doesn't get easier no matter how many times you go through it. I guess it really is accepting that my babies are growing up. I wish your little ones a wonderful experience in their new adventures as well.
Don't matter if it's your 1st child or your last, each one starting school is a big step. When my son started prek i was heartbroken, but didn't sweat it when he started kindergarten. Now i'm breaking down again because he's going into 3rd grade. Some people think that is silly. My daughter is going into kindergarten, sending her off to preschool wasn't a big deal for me, but sending her off to kindergarten is tough. She's excited and I'm breaking down in tears. I guess it's part of life. You know your child best, and each child entering school is at a different time in your life can also affect you differently. My husband and my parents figure our youngest will keep me busy too, she is 17 almost 18 months old. But she is our last baby, so everything she comes to and passes will be all that much harder. It just goes to show you can never love your kids to much.
Im starting to feel the anxiety for my son to start pre-k. He's my oldest and i've cried every other day just thinking about it. I was fine when my niece started pre-k, I raised her, so I thought i would be ok with my son to now and im not. School starts next week for us and Im honestly not ready to let my baby go.