Monday, 8 September 2014

First Day of Kindergarten and Grade 3 (2014)

My Logan has started grade 3 and my Laney has started Kindergarten.

What the F?

No one told me it was going to be this quick! Well... they said it was going to be quick... like I'd blink and the kids would be grown...

But seriously, I haven't even half blinked and my first baby is in grade 3!?? And my second thinks she's the biggest girl because she gets to go to Kindergarten everyday.

Everyday people! I can't handle everyday! I want my baby home with me everyday.


Just look at this! Such a handsome young man. A barely blink (actually I swear I haven't blinked yet) and he's so big.

And this! Laney stood out in her Kindergarten line until her teacher came. She then waved goodbye to me and skipped - she skipped! - her way into the school.

I cried all the way home.

But I'm going to have to get used to it. My children are so well behaved and smart and creative and they need to share those awesome personalities with the rest of the world. They need to learn things that I can't teach them. They need to have friends and be friends and laugh and tell jokes and run around the gym doing laps and sing in a choir and come home with paint in their hair from an art project their teacher has concocted and tell me about the wonderful books they read and the math problems they can now solve on their own and describe in detail that frogs aren't actually that slimy because they learned it in science class. They need to be kids on their own - without their mommy. *sniff*

And I have to let go - have a life of my own, perhaps get a job that doesn't entail putting bandaids on scraped knees and finding that one Barbie that a child has last seen 7.9 months ago but needs this instant.

A new phase in our lives is starting - just not sure if I'm ready for it yet.

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