Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm OK with K

I am one who mourns milestones.  No child of mine has ever had a birthday when I didn't feel sad.  No child of mine has ever taken first steps, said first words, or become potty trained without a bit of sadness on my part.  I accept that they are growing up but I hate it.  I think part of it is because I'm good at the baby thing but I'm not so sure how good I'm going to be at the rest of it. 

This situation is different, however.  Drew starts kindergarten in less than a week.  She's more than ready and so am I because I know that she is.  If she was holding on to my legs and worried about being left there I would be emotional but she's not that kid.  She is capable, independent, and ready.  I guess that means I am, too.  What choice do I have?  I can't have her drying MY tears come Monday.  Can I?



  1. I can bring Julian over anytime so you can have some "baby" time :). Drew is going to be so great :).

  2. Aww. You're both going to do great!

  3. Ohhh I can SO relate to this! I'm the crazy mommy crying over every birthday cake, trying to hold it together just to take videos of those first steps, and pretending like I didn't just hear the words "dada" come out of my babies mouths. I'm pretty sure I need therapy! My oldest "baby" is starting preschool this month and we are both beyond ready, but I imagine a few tears will still be shed...at least my me, alone in my car after drop-off :)


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