Oh, the Places You’ll Go in Kindergarten

Today is your day.
You’re off to Kindergarten.
It’s your very first day.

You have brains in your head,
And brand-spankin’ new Spiderman light-up shoes.
I offer to drive you,
But the bus is what you choose.

You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
As much as I want to be there to hold your hand,
YOU are the little one who’ll decide where to go.

I watch you get on that school bus so yellow.
And inside, I feel anything but calm and mellow.
“You’re too little!” I think.  “How did you turn 5 so fast?”
I’m forced to look forward, instead of to the past.

I know that you’re nervous, excited and scared.
And, trust me, your mother is all of those things, times two.
Just go right along, and have an open mind.
Everything will be fine.  Don’t worry.  Don’t stew.

‘Cause deep down I remember, all those ages ago,
In Kindy you’ll experience, flourish and grow.
And I know in my heart this is your time in the sun.
New friends, new skills, and new fun to be done!

Oh, the places you’ll go in Kindergarten!


16 thoughts on “Oh, the Places You’ll Go in Kindergarten”

  1. I love this! Oh, The Places You’ll Go is my favorite book of all time & this is such a sweet post for a first day of school. Awesome 🙂

  2. Oh, wow…just wow.

    How do they get there so fast? I loved this, even though I can remember how hard that day is for moms.

    Hugs to you! She’s adorable, you know…

  3. I think you make for a very Booyah Dr. S.

    I hope she had an AMAZING time! And – oh – do I love that she has light-up Spiderman shoes!

    My Cars2 & dinosaur lovers would get along great with her.

  4. I love the way you did this post! I actually got that book when I went to college…I think Kinder works even better! Hope her first day was awesome!

  5. That little girl looks as smart and sassy as her momma. I can tell I’m gonna like her….and she’s gonna go far in Kindergarten.

  6. oh…this…this is so precious.
    And she looks so proud with her backpack…
    I know I’m going to need serious therapy when my son goes to school next year.

  7. Awesome job, indeed!

    After Kindergarten, it’s all a blur. Like being twenty through twenty-nine. Of course, they don’t serve beer in Kindergarten. If they did, I’d probably enroll myself.

    Mucho Lucko!

  8. Love seeing the Dr. Seuss reference again! It reminds me of when we first “met.”

    P.S. How on earth are you able to let her ride the bus? I am totally terrified of letting my little one ride, which sucks because the bus stop is two feet from my house. It just makes me feel guilty not to drive him. Am I super weird?

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