I have spent 5 years preparing my child for this moment: the day he leaves my care, and walks into yours. Today I watched my oldest son walk into your classroom with a backpack much too large for his small body. I felt conflicted. While I can't wait to see him blossom in this new environment and grow in so many ways, letting go of my child pulls at my heartstrings like I didn't think it would.
Please take care of J. If he's looking sad, I would hope you notice. I know in classroom full of other parent's children, please remember that this one is mine, and that he is special. Rejoice in his achieivements, laugh at his made-up jokes, and be impressed by his tongue curling and one-foot hop. Because I cannot be there to do these things.
I have had this child in my care most of his life. Nearly all he has learned comes from me. Five years of love, patience and hard work are now in your hands. Please do not treat it lightly.
And please, if at some point he just wants to talk your ear off, just let him.
A concerned parent.
I'm sorry but this concerns me!! Parents obviously feel the same way as I do (I feel that going to school 30 hours a week is essentially handing over your child for somebody else to raise) but why do they ignore these instincts??
Are we really just such victims of society, such SHEEP that it never occurs to us that we have a CHOICE? We just say "That's what people do," or "That's the way it goes." Just the same as we "have to" give our kids shots and do other medical things that make them cry, that we don't understand, but we are just supposed to be a good member of society and not cause any trouble.Or we do say "The world says I am not qualified to raise my own children, and who am I to argue?" as if we don't actually own our children, they are still on loan from the government/hospital who gave us permission to take them home in the first place? (that is another big topic in itself...how does bonding at birth relate to the suppression of mother's instinct or the simple sense of "owning" our children?)
Well guess what!? The government's purpose is to serve the people. Society serves us, not the other way around. And when it comes to MY CHILDREN, I will call the shots, thank you very much!This country needs more b*$%# moms like myself.