You know how when you have your first kid, everyone tells you that it's hard, but they don't quite tell you why? I think a main reason for that is because it's so different for everyone. I'm going through another transition with Rhett starting kindergarten (although not nearly as life-changing as giving birth) and no one warned me about the difficulties. So many things to think and worry about...things I didn't anticipate.
1. I feel like I'm forgetting things all the time. Did we do homework? Did we read? Did we mark it all on the calendar? Did I get his water bottle in his lunch? Did I look in his folder?
2. Sometimes I'm afraid that I'll forget Rhett too! Just forget to pick him up from school and my poor little buddy will be sitting there wondering where I am.
3. Do I really have to pack a lunch every day? And by every day, I mean four days a week, since he gets to pick one day for hot lunch.
4. Just what does the PTA actually do? Do I have to join?
5. So. Much. Paperwork. And all of it requesting the same information.
6. And finally, when (and how) do you teach your kids about matching clothes? Rhett loves to wear striped polos with plaid shorts. Every day.