Susannah B. Lewis, a mom from Brownsville, Tennessee, has gone viral with her video about the trauma of sending your kid off to their first day of kindergarten. It's a roller coaster, but hang tight, it has a happy ending.
Kindergarten vs. Every Other GradePosted by Whoa Susannah on Thursday, August 11, 2016
What starts off as a meltdown ends with a message of hope for moms of new kindergartners: it gets better! A lot better. Manicures and Vegas better. The video seems to have resonated with people, because it has been viewed over 6 million times and shared almost 85,000 times.
Lewis, who runs the blog Whoa Susannah, is mom to a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy and she told Us Weekly the video was 100% based on her own parenting experiences. “I feared they would pee their pants [on their 1st days of kindergarten] because they couldn’t find the bathroom, they would starve because they wouldn’t eat lunch and would miss me so much that they’d scream my name all day,” she recalls. “None of these things happened.”
So if you're taking your kid to their first day of kindergarten soon, just remember that this: