Monday, August 8, 2011

My Baby Starts Kindergarten!

I just realized how incredibly big her lunch box was and have
since replaced it with a much more manageable sized one! LOL!
Oh, and that headband, I made that! :)
I can't believe my baby is in kindergarten! She's getting so big so fast! I thought for certain I would be one of those mommas that teared up but actually surprised myself! No tears from either of us! I think Sassy Britches being in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten helped (I cried in the parking lot on her first day of VPK) so her first day of Kindergarten just felt like another school day. But deep down I did have that pain in my heart knowing that my baby was growing up before my eyes and there was nothing I could do to stop it or even slow it down! I keep thinking back to her little baby voice and how I never thought she would grow any hair and here was a beautiful, articulate child with the heart of gold. My heart beamed with pride, I just knew right then she would do great. I didn't want to make too much of a fuss over her so I typed up a very special love note which she keeps folded in the little zippered ID tag pouch on her backpack which reads:
"Dearest Shaylee, I wonder what you're doing right now, and if everyone is treating you kind. I hope there is a special person, a nice friend you can find. I wonder if the teacher knows just how special you are to me and if the brightness of your heart is something she can see. I wonder if you are thinking about me, and if you need a hug. I already miss the sound of your voice and how you give my leg a tug. I wonder if you could possibly understand how hard it is for me to let you grow. On this day know my heart breaks, for this is the first step in letting my baby go. Have fun on your 1st day of Kindergarten! Mommy and Daddy, and sister Kaylyn too, are proud and love you!"
I wish I could take credit for this poem but I did find it online somewhere and hung onto it in anticipation for this huge milestone in my little girl's life. So whoever out there that wrote this- thank you!

Moms- did you cry when your child started kindergarten? How did you make the first day special?