Julia’s First Day of Kindergarten gets an A+

by Susan

I worry about all the wrong stuff.

Julia with Mommy First Day of Kindergarten

I was so worried that Julia would be scared starting Kindergarten in a new school, in a new language — all without her best friend. But as usual, my worries were wasted. Julia was thrilled and loved it all.

JuliaYou see… Janice’s 8 year old Jackson goes to a French Immersion school a 10 minute drive away from our neighborhood and she convinced me that I had to also give Julia the gift of a second language.

(Mostly I think Janice wanted the gift of carpooling, but nonetheless I couldn’t argue the educational benefits and signed Julia up for the same school.)

But the major drawback was that Julia would have to go to school without her neighborhood friends — most significantly her best friend for the last 4 years.

So as a mother does, I worried.

But when the first day came, and the second, and the third, there was only excitement.

Julia loves her new school and when she came running into my arms after her first “real” day in Kindergarten, I asked if she had fun and while she hugged me like crazy she shouted, “Oui, oui, oui!”

I’m so proud of my big girl and happy that her days of separation anxiety that made her first year of preschool difficult are far behind us.

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Written by Susan Carraretto, Mom Blogger and co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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