Today was filled with nervousness and anxiety. Allie has been going to school since she was 2.5 but today marked a big milestone. Kindergarten in a new school that is huge and has big kids all around. I was excited for her but she was much more reserved.
“What if they don’t like me? What if they make fun of me?” “Remember that time when I was little and that girl pushed me down?”
Wow, all of these questions coming from a 5 year old! AND this 5 year old, says hi and talks to strangers on the subway and smiles at everyone and has always had a ton of friends. Going to a new school is a big step for everyone even a 5 year old. I wish I could tell her it gets easier as she gets older but I still ask those same questions every time I go to a networking event or have to meet new people. However, as I think she will find out, once you go in and meet someone it gets easier to talk to other people and you realize everyone else was thinking the same thing before they walked in. I guess you really do learn everything you ever needed to know in kindergarten.