Today was my first born’s Meet the Teacher day before heading off to Kindergarten and his first day of school tomorrow. It was a hectic morning filled with tears (my youngest son) and anxiety (me). My youngest son was upset that he wasn’t meeting his teacher today. I tried to explain to him that he was rejoining his preschool class and already knew his teacher and he would also have his first day of school tomorrow but nothing would soothe him. Without even leaving the house I was drained.
I, on top of feeling drained by a inconsolable child, was experiencing my own mix of emotions. I was excited for my boy as he prepares for the next phase of his school journey, but also worried about what lies ahead.