Q:

How did you feel when your children began kindergarten?

  • Linda says:
    like I was losing them

  • Jennifer says:
    I cried half the day when Cole started, heaven only knows what will happen when Cole starts

  • Anonymous says:
    Relief / sadness / happiness

  • Louize says:
    lost

  • Tanya says:
    She's only in Preschool however she did attend an open house in Kindergarten! I was very excited for Natasha.

  • Leah says:
    I will bawl, no doubt! Won't have to worry about that for another year though.

  • Andrea says:
    I was excited, more than they were...got to take Ian, J got the priviledge with Mik

  • Terri says:
    proud; and sad - first 5 yrs went sooo fast

  • Donna says:
    haven't started yet

  • Alishia says:
    he hasnt started yet

  • Linda says:
    I was happy but i cried cause i missed him

  • Rosa says:
    SAD....THEY WERE GROWING UP!!!!!

  • Tara says:
    He hasn't yet

  • Amanda says:
    I was so sad i wrote a smily face on my son finger and told him that if he missed mommy he could look at it and know i was with him.My little guy goes to per school next year i'm not ready for it.

  • Gina says:
    Sad. They grow up to fast. Then they get mouthy and talk back.

  • Julee says:
    He hasn't yet...but will be pleased for him to be growing up and hope he enjoys himself

  • Jennifer says:
    I was sick to my stomach!! I cried.

  • Migdalia says:
    crying of happinesssss

  • Anonymous says:
    i was sad both times

  • Melissa says:
    She hasnt yet but i guess i would be sad coz i love havning her around. She keeps me entertained

  • Irene says:
    sad, lonly, cried, (me that is), proud

  • Nicole says:
    upset

  • Katrina says:
    i cried so bad it embarrassed her

  • Leanne says:
    lost.

  • Jodi says:
    Sad

  • Rachel says:
    excited for her,if iwould of been a stay at home mum i would of probly missed her loads but i worked so i was use to not seeing her fru the day

  • Sandra says:
    Chloe- OMG I couldnt believe she grew up that fast, but she was really clever Mason- Didnt want him to go cos of his disability but when I saw how much he enjoyed it, I couldnt keep him home

  • Amanda says:
    she is only 4yrs old so ill have to let u know bout that one

  • Anonymous says:
    I was happy for them to be growing up, but at the same time I was very sad that they took that step into not needing me as much.

  • Bobbie says:
    n/a

  • Shelley says:
    emotional

  • Anonymous says:
    he goes to day care, proud because it meant he was growing up and sad because i miss him

  • Suzanne says:
    Scared and excited for her.

  • Darlene says:
    Happy and sad

  • Anonymous says:
    I cried with both of them :-(

  • Lori says:
    Nervous

  • Jorgie says:
    i cried but they didnt

  • Sarah says:
    Let's just say I cried a lot!! I realized he was ready and he didn't even cry, but I wasn't ready. It was soo hard to just walk out that door...........

  • Kerre says:
    cryed the whole way

  • Carrie-Lynn says:
    only one of my children has gone to Kindergarden so far. My son being my eldest, alomst 17 yrs now.....Honestly I raised him alone, so I felt releived when I did not have to pay all the daycare fee's once he went to school full-time.

  • Anonymous says:
    Well, when my son started pre-school, I couldn't even drive away after he went into school cause I was crying too much. Every year after that, the first day of school I always cry. I did stop crying when he started 6th grade. Now he's in 8th. I'll probably cry next year.

  • Terrell says:
    I felt like they didn't need me any more

  • Anonymous says:
    She hasn't yet but I'll cry.

  • Linda says:
    I cried and cried and cried until I picked them up

  • Jessica says:
    I dont know yet...but i will be sad and cry when that time comes!

  • Anonymous says:
    Very Very sad I want my baby to be home with me =(

  • Melonie says:
    excited for them and put on the big mom face, but came home and shed a tear for the loss of my preschooler.

  • Melinda says:
    40

  • Anja says:
    n/a

  • Anna says:
    Bryan is only in headstart, but I remember being sad that I couldn't see him get on the bus for the first time.

  • Anonymous says:
    Hasn't yet

  • Debbie says:
    she hasnt gone yet

  • Hayley says:
    fine i suppose more emotional about my lil boy starts school in september

  • Jacqui says:
    sad, she just went in no problem.. she could miss me a little...lol

  • Rachel says:
    Sentimental. It would've been harder if they hadn't previously been in preschool.

  • Chloe' says:
    I am sure I will have mixed feelings, but mostly HAPPY :)

  • Isabelle says:
    Will let you know when that happens!! When maddie started day care i was worried about leaving her, but she loved it so much :D

  • Francine says:
    sad

  • Ruby says:
    happy

  • Kerry says:
    lonely

  • Sarah says:
    I cried my eyes out!!!

  • Autumn says:
    They havent started yet. But my oldest does speech therapy at our Elementary School. The first day he walked into school with his teacher i was nervous, excites and a little emotional that he is growing up:(

  • Aída says:
    The night before her first day of class I cried a lot

  • Michelle says:
    My baby isn't even close to kindergarten yet

  • Samantha says:
    CRIED

  • Joanna says:
    I cried like a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sinead says:
    Happy and sad.

  • Felicity says:
    Hasnt yet...but I'll be happy!

  • Bianca says:
    hasn't started yet

  • Danielle says:
    Scared and cried

  • Jackie says:
    Both have been in daycare since 6 months old and at first it was a wrench, but it is the best thing for them in my opinion. They are friendly and adaptable.

  • Liz says:
    OH IT WAS SO SAD I MISSED EM SO MUCH IT WAS UNREAL .

  • Anonymous says:
    like my heart was being torn out yet greatfull for the free time x

  • Stacy says:
    well lonely

  • Shamara says:
    Anxious. Scared they would like get lost or something :-(

  • Anonymous says:
    Happy because I like her mini independence but she hugely cried for a couple of month until she got LucyJuicy!

  • Paula says:
    Didn't send my oldest wanted to keep her with me as long as possible, cried my eyes out on my 2nd cause she told me to go, i was ok on my 3rd.

  • Anonymous says:
    heartbroken..cried buckets..me that is..

  • Anonymous says:
    excited

  • sarah says:
    due to have nxt ones

  • Danielle says:
    Maddie is still in preschool, but when Braden started I was stricken with the feeling that everything my mother ever told me about time flying by when you have kids was absolutely true.

  • Nicola says:
    N/A

  • merry says:
    i cried all day

  • kawanna says:
    cool

  • Catherine says:
    Not yet going. Got time though - only just over 8 months

  • Anonymous says:
    scared

  • Anonymous says:
    wanting to move every child away from mine if they touched them

  • Sarah says:
    Delighted.

  • Anonymous says:
    She hasn't yet, but I suspect I'll be like Timmy Time's Mummy, and Cara will be worse.

  • Tracy says:
    Sad. My boys growing up :(

  • Sarah says:
    Not convinced it was the right thing for her

  • Anonymous says:
    Well they always had to be three in those days and with first couple it was quite exciting and they enjoyed it one or two mornings a week. By the time I got to number six he didn't go until four and a half and one morning a week. If they were happy I made the most of the time but once they had all gone it was hard to adjust but I did in time.

  • Leah says:
    freaked out.... turns out I was right... school is not really Isaac's "thing"

  • Danielle says:
    I will tell you in a few years!

  • Marlana says:
    Well, when he started preschool I was a nervous wreck!

  • Anonymous says:
    N/A

  • Amaris says:
    He hasn't :(

  • Anonymous says:
    Hasn't happened yet...

  • Stephany says:
    Excited, yet saddened. They're growing way too fast! :(

  • M says:
    Oh shut up :(

  • Joy says:
    Haven't gotten to that point yet..

  • Cyndi says:
    I will let you know in September!

  • jennifer says:
    She starts this year and i'm so excited and a little sad , she is growing up so fast.

  • Lisa says:
    I haven't got to that part yet!

  • Sarah says:
    not tere yet but i remember the first time i left them with someone ......... for more than five minutes I CRIED

  • Elizabeth says:
    amelia onlyt 2

  • Jeneya says:
    My son...sad I didn't want him to grow up...my daughter a little relief...she was a handful back then lol

  • Rebecca says:
    Only one has gone to nursery so far: it was a big change, and very odd, but he loved it so it was easier than I had expected.

  • Linsey says:
    hasn't yet

  • Michelle says:
    nervous /scared/ happy they gonna make friends

  • Laura says:
    Lost and emotional. She had to go to a nursery at 9 weeks as I had to go bck to nurse training or risk my place so that was really hard. She goes to a childminder now as hated the nruseries as didnt feel she was looked after properly. Starts nursery next year.

  • Erica says:
    hasn't happened yet, thank goodness!

  • Michelle says:
    I do not even want to think about that. I guarantee I will be a wreck!

  • Trina says:
    I WAS COOL WITH ALL THREE.

  • Carlene says:
    I was okay until the day i managed to actually break away and leave her - i cried all the way home!!

  • Susan says:
    unneeded and lost but it was worse when she started school

  • Shona says:
    cryed

  • Lenore says:
    Okay, they need to grow... and develop. Interaction with their peers is very important so I was fine!

  • Carmen says:
    Ashley- I cried, stayed outside the school the entire day Anna- Day care, I cried & called to check on her about 50x

  • Angii says:
    cried alot

  • Kelly says:
    Don't know yet

  • Lianne says:
    proud

  • Elize says:
    Ek was bang hulle voel ek wil hulle nie om my he nie.........

  • Crystal says:
    hasnt begun yet

  • Anonymous says:
    free, yet lonely....

  • Caroline says:
    Sad and proud.

  • noelle says:
    they haven't yet

  • Eboni says:
    Neither of them have yet.

  • Tameka says:
    god, slow down a bit, she not 2 yet

  • Janette says:
    happy cause they were happy

  • Jacqui Marie says:
    She hasn't yet

  • Nichole says:
    hopefully i be fine when it happens

  • Christi says:
    I was sad. I couldn't believe how grown up she was. I think I took like 100 pictures that morning. lol

  • Miko says:
    sad and happy

  • Anonymous says:
    happy but sad really sad when the baby stared

  • Doris says:
    sad and proud at the same time

  • Manda says:
    Sad but pleased they were growing up

  • nessa says:
    n.a

  • Jordan says:
    She hasn't yet.

  • Kristine says:
    not there yet

  • Kirsty says:
    They havnt ..

  • jennifer says:
    sad, proud. they all have to grow up sometime

  • Mara says:
    Haven't got that far yet, another year but I'm sure I'll be sad in a way.

  • amy says:
    Sad & empty

  • Megan says:
    He hasnt started but i put him in daycare once a week and the first day was horrible i cried and was more distressed than him

  • Anonymous says:
    my oldest is jsut going this year and i am scared

  • Shannon says:
    Nervous, Sad, Excited... big mix of emotions.

  • stephanie says:
    Hasnt started yed but I know i will cry

  • Samantha says:
    alone yet excited for him

  • Kerensa says:
    he hasn't yet

  • Ashley says:
    Not started yet but dreading it just thinking about it

  • Ursala says:
    he hasn't yet

  • Anonymous says:
    they havent started it yet

  • Kimberley says:
    shes not there yet

  • Michaela says:
    Gutted but excited, i get some time to myself x

  • Courtney says:
    Sad yet excited

  • Steph says:
    Sad for myself, but very excited for her

  • ALICIA says:
    My daughter started playschool when she turned 3. I was sad ,lonely, happy, excited, and scared lol

  • Kari says:
    I was worried sick for about a week that he would be scared

  • Christine says:
    worried but happy he was becoming independent , before he went he was really clingy

  • Chelsea says:
    Not there yet.

  • Donna says:
    gutted and happy

  • Carisa says:
    He's only 2

  • DD says:
    Haven't started yet

  • Shantanna says:
    Excited

  • Emily says:
    hasnt yet and i dont want to think about either!

  • Amber says:
    I cried everytime!!

  • Courtney says:
    my oldest just started kindergarten. i was happy for her, thrilled that she was so excited and sad that she was growing up so fast

  • Jamie says:
    he isnt that old yet

  • Kristy says:
    Drew - A little sad but a little happy. Being a single mum was tough and having a break was awesome. Alex - A little sad and a little relaxed. I was pregnant with No.3 and working when he started so a break came in handy Abbey - Sad cause she was my baby, worried cause I had never left her before but thankful cause I needed time to catch up on everything

  • Lauren says:
    They haven't yet....

  • Zoey says:
    sad

  • Samantha says:
    Idk i will prob cry that they wont be home anymore or i will be happy to get a break but idk lo

  • Tiffani says:
    not there yet :(

  • Meghann says:
    i'm feeling excited, and she has orientation today!!!!

  • Jennifer says:
    VERY PROUD

  • Melissa says:
    I was so excited and happy

  • Sarah says:
    N/A yet - probably going to be one of the hardest days of my life. I already hate leaving her at daycare most every day...

  • Danielle says:
    I'm really not sure how I will feel!

  • Christy says:
    Breanna - I cried... Not there with the other 2

  • Julie says:
    They haven't started yet.

  • Francine says:
    i will cry when they do :(

  • Alena says:
    eek!! hasnt happened yet but i think ill cry for sure.. them startin school is when it all starts.. them having a life other than u lol

  • Alison says:
    i will be happy for the extra quite time, but scared for them.

  • Anonymous says:
    How quick they grow up.

  • Nicole says:
    when eason does i will be sad but happy at the same time

  • kimberley says:
    don't know yet... but i think it will be a bit of a shock

  • chelsey says:
    They have not yet

  • Kylie says:
    Oldest started last year n i realised that she is growing up so fast when she has her school uniform on the 1st day of school

  • Sarah says:
    she hasnt yet

  • Shamarra says:
    I didn't want to put either of them in, I missed them so much. But thankfully they loved it.

  • Kirsty says:
    Scared and worried. But he liked it.

  • Samantha says:
    he not ago started it was sad but he was looking very forward to it

  • ashleigh says:
    haven't yet still waiting

  • Amie says:
    He didn't he stays home with me

  • meghan says:
    hasn't happened yet, but I assume it will be sad

  • Cait says:
    Have not yet, im anticipating the first day of preschool

  • Allie says:
    .....

  • Ede-Leigh says:
    Excited and nervous.

  • Kitty says:
    I cried all the way to work

  • Veronica says:
    not yet

  • Jenny says:
    He hasn't

  • Brittany says:
    My oldest hasnt yet, but he will in the fall. I think im gonna cry

  • Emily says:
    haven't gotten there yet