Today we went to kindergarten preview for my younger son.
My youngest son.
My last child to be in this position.
In some ways it’s been 5 million years to get to this point. A rocky road filled with extended infant colic, state evaluations, allergies, his true Irish temper, and finally blossoming into this amazing loving child.
For me, I survived the colic, the psychosis, the PTSD. What followed was the rediscovery of myself, the patience and strength that have grown exponentially.
These events have shaped and made me who I am today.
And even so, I sit there in his future classroom. Overwhelmed and yet excited for our future. The challenges that have yet to come. The unknown.
I know we can do this. Him and I. Because we have our past that bonds us through it all.
you are such a great mom. underneath the snark and the laughs, you have quite the lovely, tender mom heart.
i think that is why I like you so much.
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we have a kindergarten screening next week. thankfully it's not my last. i have one more. it is scary. every time. it never gets easier to let them out into the world without you.
Very touching post! Those first five years are quite an accomplishment, especially if there were major bumps in the road.
I can't imagine what that moment was like for you. So unbelievably sweet.
It's so bittersweet…but on the first day that school is out for a teacher work day or something, you'll be all "OH MY GOSH DON'T THESE KIDS EVER GO TO SCHOOL?"
I mean, I *hear* that some people say that…
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When I dropped my baby off at kindergarten for the first time I went home and cried. And then I took a nap. And then I ate lunch with no one bothering me. And I didn't watch cartoons. I didn't cry the second day. :)
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Motherhood spins us into a time warp. It seems like it goes painfully slow during the challenging times and unusually fast when we would like it to slow down. It is such a bittersweet time. ;-)
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Really touching post.
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It is kind of overwhelming when your youngest reaches that stage. Beautiful post.
Beautiful. It's exciting and scary all at the same time.
We haven't gone through that kind of stuff, but I still fear these milestones. Every step we take along this journey, even the most beautiful and joyous ones, carry a certain kind of pain… At least this is what I'm finding. Know that you have thousands of moms standing with you when you send your baby off to Kindergarten. As I'm sure you had thousands with you when you went through all of those struggles. Here's to more challenges with less struggles.
Bittersweet and beautiful. I'm glad you decided to share it :)
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