That’s what my youngest son said to me when he started second grade. I had to explain to him that that’s generally what happens every time you go up a grade…things get a little harder each year. He then promptly told me that he would be just fine hanging out in first grade thank you very much, lol.
When my oldest thought back to when started second grade, he said he felt older. When I asked him what he meant, he said he felt like he went from “little kid” to “bigger kid.” I thought that was a pretty good description. So I tried to use that with my youngest. He said he didn’t feel older, he just felt like it was more work. Out of the mouths of babes, huh?
I have known for a while that even thought my sons have so many similarities, they are also very different. I think this year is really going to prove that further. I’m looking forward to seeing what the year holds!