It’s no secret that I’m kind of a control freak. But, once my kids started school, I realized quickly that there were things I no longer had control over. My oldest is in the 5th grade, and I now know that there are just things that are part of public school life whether I like it or not.
Here are 10 things you lose control over once your kids start school. Whether you like it or not.
The germs that come into your house.
Just a note coming home from the school that there was a lice outbreak last year had me itching my head for weeks. Once your kids start school, you can’t control whether or not a stomach bug ravages your household anymore than whether tiny bugs infest your kid’s sweet heads that you used to love to kiss. My advice is to take a deep breath, throw a hand sanitizer in their backpack and hope for the best.
What they hear.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be discussing what bloody mary was over dinner with my children. And, I’m not talking about the drink. Your kids will come home either terrified of something, or asking too many questions about something else. And, you’ll just have to be prepared for just about anything that comes out of their mouths after over hearing it at school.
To read the rest of the things we no longer have control over go see the rest of my post over on Babble.