I am not sure I am ready. I am not sure HE is ready! Today while at the Y, he had to go poop. As I was helping him, I said, ” You know you will have to learn to clean your own bum… Mommy won’t be there to help you at school.”
His reply was ” What if my finger goes IN my bum?”
Later, as I was helping him pull up his pants, again, I mentioned his need to do things on his own. ” What will you do at school, with no one there to pull your pants up?” I asked…
“I’ll walk naked to my class!” was his reply!
No doubt he would! So I know they say empty nest syndrome is when your child leaves your home for university… um what about when they leave you for junior kindergarten???
Oh dear. I am not sure I am ready for this. Sammy (a day or two) and Tyler (six weeks) had adjustment periods going to school. Jordan, Max and Zachary were ready and delighted to go to their brothers school.
Then there is the baby. He isn’t a baby anymore. I know this. I try to make him do things himself. I leave him in care at the Y for the time I work out. I am trying to cut the cord bits at a time. But maybe because he is the last one or maybe we just have a different bond… but the cord keeps bouncing back like a Slinky!
JK open house is the beginning. I feel funny. Maybe I need a puffer. Maybe I need a _____________ … I don’t know.
LIfe is coming at me too fast. High school and JK all at the same time!