When I found out about Follow Us Monday Morning, I figured this will be something fun to join on a blah Monday morning! Well, the Monday morning itself isn't blah. It's really nice and sunny this morning. It's just me that's feeling blah. I really could have used a bit more sleep last night! I wish I had time to nap with Grace today.
Every week, at Follow Us Monday Morning, there is a new topic question. This week's question made me laugh! Really, I laughed out loud! Mom, you'll get a chuckle out of this one!
- Do you have sweet memories, or memories of terror from your first days back to school?
To say that I hated the first day of school would be an understatement. I had terrible separation anxiety as a kid and I have vivid memories of my Mom trying to get me into the classroom, carrying me, while I grabbed everything I could to try to keep her from taking me in there.
I spent most of kindergarten in the bathroom. My crying would disrupt the class so much that they set a chair in the bathroom for me. I don't know why I wouldn't stop crying, since I remember LOVING my kindergarten teacher. Mrs. O'Donnell.
Sometime before Christmas vacation, I started to warm up to being in school. I no longer had to sit in the bathroom. I don't remember exactly how it happened, but we have evidence that I actually did participate in class. Evidence in the form of Christmas decorations that we made in school:
- a tennis ball can covered in yarn, then spray painted. (A candle holder, maybe?)
- an angel made from egg cartons, a foam ball and some glitter and pipe cleaners.
- and my favorite, a cardboard christmas tree painted green decorated with beads. (I actually remember making that one.)
I blame it on the fact that I was too young for kindergarten. The cut off dates for starting school was different then. I was 4 when I started kindergarten in September. I turned 5 in November. That was way too young to start kindergarten. I don't think pre-school was available then.
The crying on the first day of school continued until the 2nd grade. But even after that, I always dreaded the first day of school.
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