Tomorrow my Baby Graduates!

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graduation-capAnd by graduates, I mean her little pre-pre-school, but still! It’s huge to me!

She turns four in a week, and I don’t even know how to handle that.

You would think out of everyone, I, the former kindergarten teacher turned stay at home mom, would be ready for this. I would be ready to start thinking about Halle’s actual school career, but the thing is–I’m totally not.

I have her signed up for an excellent little preschool next year, and I am very happy about that. I actually started her in a mother’s day out type program for a couple of hours a week last year, and she continued it through this year, but I feel like next year is when things have to get serious.

Why am I putting so much pressure here to make good decisions for her?

Why do I want to make sure she starts out with the right kind of schooling? And–more importantly–why do I feel like I can’t give her the academics she needs? I really don’t think I can is the thing. I love to read with her and give her all the Mom stuff that’s so important, but when it comes to that whole teaching thing… I am scared to teach her. I feel like I am going to screw it up and she’ll be screwed forever!

Poor kid! Her mom is nuts! But I am proud of her and I can’t wait to watch her sing in her little program tomorrow!

I ironed her dress and everything!

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  1. I a going through much the same thing with my little girl. She starts kindergarten in the fall:0(

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  2. Interesting….I’ve the same feeling while trying to teach my 5 years old son to read..they say my reading method out of date since the pre-school has introduced a new reading technique….

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  3. Have a wonderful weekend with the new graduate!

  4. I didnt want to sign up for an account to answer your question re Synopsis, so I am posting it here. Delete if desired 🙂

    I think it is too much information. I can think of a few ways to reword some of your sentences. Try to get a friend to work with you on this. Also, stick to only one person (ie first, second).

    Here is how I would word the first couple lines.

    Sixteen-year-old SKETCH McGee may not be able to read minds like her mother or run fiercely like her brother, but she can draw future events. Unfortunately, SKETCH falsely believes her super powers are useless, because she can only scribble events as they happen…

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  5. When I was in preschool, they were happy if we didn’t eat dirt!

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  6. It’s hard to watch them grow up. My oldest is 14 now and I promise you, it doesn’t get any easier!
    We all try to make the best decisions that we can for our children and we’re all terrified that we’re making mistakes. Of course we’ll make some, but by and large, following our instincts about what is right for each individual child will get us where we want to be.
    Congratulations on the big day!

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  7. I can only sympathize…My oldest had her preschool musical last week where the older kids graduated, and I was a blubbering idiot. She still has another year (Just misses this year’s cut off for K), but that didn’t stop the waterworks!
    Just remember, there is something so fun about every age and stage…

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  8. Totally understand. People are always asking why I don’t home school. They tend to think as a former teacher I would. But, my career/education as a teacher is what influences me to put them in school. Plus, I want to be their mom so off to school it is. When I want to be hated for giving homework and bad grades, I’ll go back to work:) Found you on SITS; enjoyed your blog!

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