Parenting

Saying goodbye to preschool

One of the most difficult things about 2016 was finally saying goodbye to preschool. I wish I could move forward without a backward glance like my kids! But I can’t. I’ve been a preschool mom for six years and I will miss it.

I’m so used to the comfort and familiarity of teachers and parents that I have to take a moment to be reflect.

What I’ll miss most are the mornings. Every morning when I drop Alex off in class her little friends would come running to the door to give me a big hug. My name has been “Alex’s mom” or “Josh’s mom” for so long, who am I even now that we’re leaving?

It’s been a small comfort to run into other parents at the mall this festive season and see the same bleak look as we discuss the first day of big school. Along with all the other parents I’m putting on a brave face and trying to be as excited as our kids are about it! But man, it’s still bittersweet.

Over the last six years, every teacher became a friend and every parent part of our tribe.

Some of our favorite preschool memories

Looking back, I can’t help but take a moment to reflect on all the good memories we made. Even the hard work of hosting fundraisers and volunteering for way too much.

Mom’s night out

Going to school after work to decorate the hall for PJ&Popcorn evening, packing treat bags after school, baking, etc. it’s all been a blast!

Also these ones from 2016…

Ladies Tea
Hosting at the Ladies Tea 2016
Play dates
Play dates
Birthday parties in class
Wearing Pj’s to school when it’s cold & rainy outside

I know in my mom heart that there’ll be many “end of eras”.

It’s just another reminder to be grateful for everyday and remind myself daily to live in the moment.

Preschool has been great fun but my baby is ready for her next big adventure – big school!

 

I know I’m not the only mom who is a little bit sad that her baby is growing up. How did you cope with the big move from preschool to big school? Was it hard for you too?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I’m so emotional that even just a word of encouragement would be awesome! 

3 thoughts on “Saying goodbye to preschool

    1. At least in South Africa it is not that common for our kids to stay on campus as the Universities are close to home. Some do though so we’ll have to wait and see!

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