Kindergarten Whiplash

After the preschool drop-off, daughter and I went to register son for kindergarten. Daughter will be in preschool at the same time so I have been fantasizing about this for awhile. Thinking of all the free time I would have. A luxurious hour to clean the bathroom. Grocery shopping alone, without a trail of cereal behind the cart. Hot showers with time afterwards to apply makeup. Basically, mommy Nirvana.

So I was wondering who this woman was that was bawling over her minivan steering wheel in the grade school parking lot. Clearly some poor slob who didn’t realize that she was heading into a new and awesome alone-time phase of parenting. But there I was, crying and calling my husband because the kids in the school were “soo (hiccup) big!”

When I got back to preschool later that afternoon, I dropped to my knees for a big giant little boy hug. Son walked up to me with his arms at his side and said in rapid fire, “CanwegotoMcDonalds-canIhaveaplaydate-Dowehavechocolatemilk”.

So. When does kindergarten start again?

8 comments:

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

You're making me all teary, lotta. Teary and also jealous.

ElegantSnobbery said...

I'm with you on this one. I can't wait to throw my kids in school and finally have some peace and quiet! Unfortunately my oldest is only 2 and a half.... I have a long way to go!!!

Marisa

Domestic Chicky said...

Ugh - I have to do this in 2 weeks...

WAH!!!

Crunchy Carpets said...

the teary bit doesn't last long..the quiet mornings...HEAVEN.

I LOVE MY THREE MORNINGS OF HEAVEN.

Love love love
I now cannot wait for grade 1.

Jennifer said...

Trust me, you will get over that sadness quickly. Tootie is in kindergarten and Moggie is in preschool 3 mornings a week and it's wonderful.

Lotta said...

Keep telling me how awesome it is. I'm starting to believe you.

Southern Fried Mom said...

My big boy started kindergarten on a Monday, and my baby turned one on Friday of the same week...it was totally mommy meltdown around here!!! BUT...when the time comes for #2 to FINALLY leave the nest, you can bet your ass I'm going to be doing cartwheels in the parking lot. Enjoy your freedom!

RuralAbandon said...

Oh my! I have a meeting for at the school this week and kindergarden round up a few weeks after that (for my daughter)...I am stressing out because I am afraid she won't be ready in time...she is smart but apparently a disruptive little goofball at preschool. So I will be crying with joy if they let her go this next year!