My friend Jaqueline survived her daughter’s first day of kindergarten … barely. She’d lived through several crying spells over the last few days and major tears the night before the first day of school—hers, not her daughter’s. Before they left for school on that first morning, her daughter pulled her aside. “Mommy, I’ll let you walk me in this morning, but that’s it. You can’t do it tomorrow or any other day. All right?”

Anyone else want to share their first day of school experience? Please do so in the comment section below!

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  1. I had serious culture shock the night that we went for parents orientation for kindergarten. How in the world was I going to send my oldest living child into this environment? I got over the shock and we’re surviving. It’s been a huge adjustment for all of us. There seems to be a very emotionally disturbed child in her class which doesn’t help to put us at ease. We try to pray with our daugter every morning, we pray for the child that spends most of the day in the office, we pray for the teacher and I try to constantly reminder her that God is with her and she can talk to Him anytime.

  2. My only child started kindergarten today. I am full of emotions. I am excited and sad. I want to make sure that we are doing the right thing because of her birthday we have the opportunity to wait untl next year. I felt that this was the time to get her started. She will be attending the christian school at our church in which I teach, but when she looks at me and tells me she just wants me I loose it. I just pray that God gives me the strength to make it through all these decisions that parents have to make.