Kindergarten is over.
I will admit I am still in shock.
I don’t know where this year went.
I look back at the work MB did this year and the pictures of her throughout the year and I can see how much she has grown. How her pretty princess pictures have gotten more detailed. How much clearer her writing is. How much taller she is. The last of the baby face is melting away. The vocabulary amazes me on a daily basis- as an only child she talks just like TB and I. Nothing funnier than hearing her say- that is inappropriate, we have been delayed, the decision is too stressful, we must compromise, and a million other that I just can’t seem to think of right now.
She has graduated Kindergarten. Now she is a 1st grader.
I am ready, but I am not ready.
I want her to grow up, but I want her to stay small.
But we can’t stop time. She is growing up.
She had a wonderful last day. I sent her off with her Kindergarten Graduate shirt and shortly got a text from a friend asking on MB’s behalf if she could have her friends sign it.
Sign away, baby, sign away.
So she came home with 12 little signatures across her shirt and one even from her teacher.
I was happy, I was a little sad.
Then we headed off to the dentist.
I signed her in.
We sat down to play a video game.
The hygienist came out and called her name. Then sat down and told me what they were going to be doing today. Then she took MB back into the office.
I am going to sit in the waiting room. When did this start?
I was too stunned to speak and afterwards I found out MB was too surprised too so she just went along and then it was too late to ask for her mom.
So I waited in the waiting room for 20min till they called me in to give me the report (all good!) and directed me to the check-out lady.
MB was getting her prizes and showing me the loot. Completely fine that she had just had her first doctor’s appointment without mommy. Other than the initial shock it didn’t faze her.
I wasn’t so lucky….it hit me hard. It’s over.
While she will always be my baby she isn’t my baby anymore.
Welcome to First Grade.