Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Source of Anxiety

I think I know why I've been feeling so anxious the last few days. Today is Kindergarten Round Up day for Sissy. She and I will get to meet the teachers and she will be put through a battery of tests: eye exam, hearing, can she count to 10? (she can count to 100 and also do basic math), etc.

Yes, I've done this before - with Buddy - and I was just as nervous even though I knew everyone at his school. Buddy went to a private Catholic school. To the tune of many thousands of dollars a year. Well, we can't exactly afford that these days and also while I think it was beneficial to him to have a small class size, I don't think his education was superior to any school I ever attended.

So, Sissy will be going to the public school in our district. It is touted as the best around and I'm sure we'll be happy there. Plus, we'll be able to take a vacation every year or three (as opposed to no vacations ever, because all the money was spent on tuition).

Anyhoo, even though I've been through this with Buddy, it was a different school and different circumstances. Today will be a new adventure. And, I really don't like "new" or going to places I've never gone before. It kind of makes me want to have diarrhea. Know what I mean?

I don't care what they think of me, personally, but I do care how I will react in a situation. I mean, I'm a nice person and I like to joke around, but some people don't "get" my sense of humor.

I never want to be "one of the crowd", but I also don't want to be a jackass:

Innit he cute? :-)

It's time for me to face the music and get ready for uncomfortable meeting of new people. Wish me luck! :-)



  1. Good luck! I'm sure it will go more than fine. But I'm like you, I hate change. I like things to stay the same, which I know is impossible but still...

  2. Change is scary, but I'm sure to Sissy this is a grand adventure too. I'm sure you both will do great!

  3. I know exactly what you mean. I HATE change. But it will be great. And Sissy will love it. Good luck.

  4. im the same way when i have to meet my son's teachers.... i think, deep down, it reminds me of when my parents went to meet MY teachers and i would just sit home and shit bricks waiting for them to come home with the bad news...

    i wasnt exactly a good kid.

  5. LOL... I love that not wanting to be one of the crowd but not wanting to be a jackass... I am in that same boat... but I tend to wind up being somewhat of a jackass on occasion no matter how hard I try to avoid it! Hope it all goes well! Best of luck :)

  6. Sissy will do great and so will you!

    I look forward to ours on Thursday. I am worried however how Bug will do. He can count and knows his colors and shapes and can even write the alphabet...but under pressure? I hope he does well! I'm just glad that I can see the light at the end of a very long tunnel...no more daycare/preschool fees!!!

    Let us know how Sissy does!

  7. More often than not I find people just looking at me after I think I've said something so funny they should be rolling on the floor..yep, I'm a jackass!

    Sissy will do fine and so will you.

  8. Good luck! I remember going through all of this with my son.

    My daughter will be doing it in 2 years. Ack.

  9. Good luck! You'll do great :) Hug.

  10. Well see, I've never been to your blog before so I'm meeting you for the first time, and I think you're just lovely! Knock 'em dead, babe.