I blinked and my baby girl is starting Kindergarten tomorrow.
It’s so true that the days of the preschool chapter of motherhood feel l o n g, but my do the years fly by! As I count out the candles for each birthday, I shake my head in disbelief that another year has passed by at break-neck speed. New mommies– hold that baby a little longer. Drink in her milky scent. Watch her as she sleeps. Soak. It. All. In. Today.
Now, it’s time for us to start something new. More intentional teaching and preparing… more pencil and paper time… more discussions about how things work and why… more careful practice of letter formation… more fitting letters together and creating words, sentences, paragraphs, stories… more shapes, numbers, tally marks, calendar time…
The teacher inside of my is over the moon with making sight words cards and a daily journal, organizing our readers, buying new school supplies.
The mom inside me is torn, cautiously excited. I miss my baby, sure, but I am loving watching the girl she is becoming.
(Yes, we may be homeschooling, but there will be First Day pictures tomorrow!)