Monday, August 18, 2008

Letting go...



Our baby girl started kindergarten today. I kind of had mixed emotions about it. It's so hard for me to believe she'll be in school for the next 13 years. Well in my family's case... more like the next 40 years! ha ha! (My parents just got their doctorates this year.) Anyway, I just hope we've prepared her well, and that she's ready to take on this great big world. I was a little teary this morning, but after seeing her just adjust so quickly to her new surroundings and make friends right away, I knew she would do great.
She's going to a charter school and it's all-day kindergarten so I kept glancing at the clock throughout the day, wondering how she was doing. When she got home, she had this huge grin on her face, and she was eager to tell us all about it. She told us how she was comforting the kids in her class who were crying. So, clearly... she'll be just fine.
I on the other hand, need a day or two to grieve. Our baby girl is growing up, and it's hard to let her go.

3 comments:

Jill said...

How wonderful it is when our children adjust to a new situation - and how ironic that we, as their mothers, struggle with it! Anna told me that Celeste has the same teacher that Anna did - so I know Celeste will have a GREAT school year! :o)

traceyroxanne said...

Adorable Picture! She looks so grown up. I know how bad you miss her. I remember obsessing over feeding Coltrin a big breakfast in the morning because I was so afraid he would go hungry all day and not eat the lunch. He used to say, "Oh no, not eggs and muffins again!" Then I realized -he- was fine.

Julie Jardine said...

We sure are experiencing similar things at the same time. What a crazy thing..sending your little baby off to school. They grow up so fast. She is so cute. What a fun time of life!

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