The Night Before Kindergarten Party

We had our “Night Before Kindergarten” party last night! First we made this school bus cake from Family Fun.

Then as we nibbled our cake and chocolate milk shakes, Ace and I talked about some of the things he was nervous about and I answered some of his questions about his new school.

He was very concerned about the possibility of Gaki not being able to come to school with him. I promised him that I would ask his teacher on the first day and if she said it was ok with her, he could stay.

When we had our fill of school bus cake, Ace, Lucky and I snuggled up on the couch and read some terrific Kindergarten books.

He’s pretty nervous but I could tell when we were reading the books that he was getting more excited about starting school. I think he’ll do much better than I will. Hopefully he doesn’t take after me.

When I started Kindergarten the teachers wouldn’t let the parents walk their children to class. So my mom dropped me off and walked me to the front doors to the school administrators. On her way home (we only lived a few blocks from the school) she looked in her rearview mirror and saw me running behind the car. (Teachers were where?!?) She said my pigtails were flying in the wind and I was screaming and crying.

We had a fun night and after his bath and an episode of Andy Griffith, the boys were both sound asleep. So I finished filling out his school paperwork, packed his lunch and pressed his school clothes.

Wish us luck! I’m going to wake him up now for his first day now!!

Comments

  1. That's really great! I am so glad you were able to do this – what a good idea and very proactive in helping Ace transition! Will say a prayer this morning for you and him! :)

  2. I remember when I started Kindergarten. My mom walked me to the door, I turned around and said, "You can go home now!" I'm sure it brought tears to her eyes as she turned to go. Of course, this was more than 50 years ago and we've both recovered.

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