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Tomorrow my Baby Graduates!

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!


Sunday 31st of May 2009

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

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Friday 29th of May 2009

Interesting....I've the same feeling while trying to teach my 5 years old son to read..they say my reading method out of date since the pre-school has introduced a new reading technique....

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Blond Duck

Friday 29th of May 2009

Have a wonderful weekend with the new graduate!

Screwed Up Texan

Tuesday 26th of May 2009

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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Blond Duck

Tuesday 26th of May 2009

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

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