My only baby…that little boy that I still see as a sweet little bundle swaddled in a bassinet, smelling like a newborn every time I close my eyes, is starting school. BIG school. No more preschool – this is the real deal.
Reality slapped me in the face a couple of weeks ago when we went to his preschool graduation. The teachers made a fantastic slide show of the graduates for the children and parents and I cried. I cried knowing that these fun filled, innocent days are coming to an end as he’s growing up and starting school. By the way, why do we not listen when people tell you how FAST they grow and how FAST these first 5 years go?? I looked around with tears clouding my vision and realized that almost all of the parents were shedding some tears. I knew that I wasn’t alone, they too were feeling it and the realization that our babies will start school in a few short months is dawning on us all.
We have looked so forward to the warm , lazy days of summer but now that they’re here they seem to be flying by on us and we’re wishing for them to SLOW DOWN! Slow down so I can enjoy the random hugs through the day. Slow down so I can be the one seeing the smile on his face every time he conquers something new. Slow down so I can have that little hand slide into mine when we’re out for a walk…soon he’ll not want to hold my hand….
Are we ready for riding the bus? For making new friends but leaving the old? New routine? New teachers? Who knows….but when September comes I’ll hide my tears (they’ll be both happy and sad) until the bus pulls away and we’ll jump in feet first to the new adventures coming our way.
Taking a quote from the slide show “Your mountain is waiting – climb it high and climb it proud!”….Lets take this mountain by storm little man!
Tell me, who else is going through this? How are you feeling about it? Let me know I’m not alone!