Today was huge....monumental, even.
Today my baby made a major milestone, a milestone that will set the stage for the next twelve years of her little life and start what I pray will be a lifetime of learning.
Today my baby set out on her kindergarten adventure.
As adventures go, I'd say she is off to a pretty good start.
She had a morning filled with blueberry waffles, hugs from her Mimi who spent the night for the very special occasion, and the family was up and at 'em bright and early just for her big day.
I'd planned and prepared for tears, but there were none.
Instead, there was a lot of pride,
a lot of joy,
and a whole heaping truckload of excitement.
She's ready. Scratch that. She's more than ready.
She's been ready for two years, but thanks to her six-days-too-late birthday,
kindergarten is just now ready for HER.
It was big for her in so many ways, which was to be expected.
What I did NOT expect was how big it would be for me, the lowly mom in this house.
It's like her taking these big steps boosted me to a whole new level of mommy-hood, one filled with carpools, PTA meetings, and packed lunches. I seriously feel like I'm in a whole new league.
I think I'm gonna like this league...in time. It's just that I'm the first of my close friends to get to this point...I'm paving the way, so to speak. And while that's great and all, it sure would be nice to have someone to hold my hand through this transition.
I mean, seriously--- how did she grow up so FAST???
I can't BELIEVE she's in kindergarten,
and don't even get me started on the fact that she'll be six next month.
But I know one thing-- she sure is one cute kindergartner.
My Libby- your adventure has begun.
So while I sit back and try to find my place in your ever-changing world, you show kindergarten what you're made of, laugh your little heart out, and enjoy every stinkin' minute.
You won't be little much longer, so let's please make the most of it and enjoy what we've got left.
And in case you're wondering, she had the best first day. She loved every single thing about kindergarten: her teacher, her music class, her new friends, her nap mat, and lunch in the cafeteria, just to name a few.
And when she told me that she made a new friend and he called her his princess, I giggled and knew that all was well and right with our world.
One day down, one hundred and seventy-nine more to go.