Tomorrow is my baby’s first day of school.
Now, one would think that this makes me a little nervous. One would be right. Despite the fact that my daughter has been well socialized by daycare, trips back and forth between my house, her mother’s, and her grandparents, I still find myself, today, just a bit off. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because I know that from this moment on, teachers and other students can have as much of an impact on my daughter, or more, than I do – but honestly, I’m not sure.
However, I do know that at this moment, it’s even more important to listen, observe, teach, and parent to the best of my ability.
So, with this in mind, I will be going to school with her tomorrow, as will her mother. Sure, it is an orientation day, but I seem to have this need to make sure that my daughter knows that I will be around for her.
Equally, I think that it’s important for her teachers to know this as well.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of a lot of fun for both of us. And if you have children out there, I wish them and you well. Summer is over. Hello, school! Wish me luck, and if you have any intelligent nuggets of education information out there, feel free to share.