Oh, what a week. Tomorrow marks another huge milestone in the life of our Rory Jean; the first day of kindergarten. It seems like that is all we’ve talked about for the last month, and it has been so exciting, but this week everything has come so fast. I am feeling overwhelmed by all of the details. Forms, fees, lunch tickets, drop off’s, after school programs, dress codes. I have put it all off in hopes of remaining in denial as long as possible, but now I think I am behind, so the stress added to the fact that my first-born is going to kindergarten…it may be too much.
Last night, we were in the car and she said to me, “Mom, it’s okay if you cry a little bit when I go to school” I asked her why she thought I was going to cry. “Because I’m all growed up,” she said. Ugh, she is NOT all “growed up,” but today, it does sort of feel like it. Let’s hope that the rest of the many milestones to come don’t get any harder than this.
Enough about me, though. Rory is going to kindergarten! She has been so excited, but we went to the school today to take care of some things, and I could see it. She’s nervous. I know she’ll do great, though. I’m so proud of the smart and confident girl that she has become in the last five years, and I look forward to seeing the girl she becomes in the future. I can’t wait to see how she changes in the coming years; the things she’ll learn, and the interests she’ll have.
On Sunday evening, Rory and I went for a walk to take some photos of her. A photo adventure, as she called it. I enjoy spending time like that with her so much. We had a blast. She’s got tons of ideas, she’s silly, she has the biggest smile and an even bigger laugh to go with it, she’s my beautiful baby girl. And, as of tomorrow, she’s a kindergartener!
Music: Mindy Gledhill, Whole Wide World
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