I wrote this last year but thought I’d reshape for all of you that are preparing to do the same. No, you’re not crazy if you want just one more year. No, you’re not crazy if you’re ready for the space and freedom. And no, I’m not ready to send her off again.
I sent my baby to Kindergarten on Monday.
I sent my little girl to Kindergarten.
I sent THIS little bundle of love to Kindergarten.
How is that possible? It was a blink ago, I promise. It’s not that she is really “gone,” obviously, but it is the first of many steps in letting go. You hear it all the time. Cherish each day; it goes so fast. But when you’re in the middle of it, it doesn’t feel fast. The lonely nights from 1-5 am, feel like they’re never going to end. The hour before my husband gets home seems to drag with the kind of steady defiance reserved for acts like putting their shoes on when I am in a hurry or picking up their rooms, one lego at a painful time. And yet I took my baby to Kindergarten Monday.
She has always operated at her own pace. Although…
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