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It’s been a rough week for some of my preschool friends.
They are going to new schools, entering Kindergarten or First Grade and it can be a bit overwhelming.
Leaving what I call the “preschool bubble” is not easy.
I experienced it first-hand last year when I sent my oldest child into the BIG outside world. The world called Kindergarten. It was not an easy thing to do.
For some of us who started our children in preschool young for circumstances (like sanity), it’s hard to think about leaving this safe and nurturing environment once you are in it.
It becomes your second home not only for your child but for you too. Within only a few years, you make some of your greatest friends, your child makes some of their greatest friends, you create great acquaintances and it’s a safe place to be.
Cutting, coloring and learning your ABC’s seems simple. Then you send them to the real world and it seems so overwhelming, to you!
But really, kids are super resilient.
My kids surprise me every day.
Yes! They are afraid of every Disney villain.
Yes! They are afraid of the dark.
But who is the one really afraid? You hope that all of your nurturing to be a kind and a smart person pops that bubble like nobody’s business and your kid just moves ahead.
Guess what? They usually do.
Hey! Nobody gives you a manual on parenting.
My motto is “you just do the best you can, that’s all you can do.”
Lean on your friends and other moms because they are the ones that will be there for you with hot coffee and a shoulder to cry on when your Bubble POPS!!!