Tuesday, August 07, 2007

This is really happening, and I am really sad

My youngest is starting kindergarten next week. We got the "official" letter in the mail today with her teacher's name, and instructions for the open house, and a big teddy bear name tag to wear on her first day. And wow...it just struck me that this is really happening. Kindergarten. My youngest child. I'm not sure I'm ready for this...

I was sad when Will and Sarah started kindergarten too. But Abbey is our last child, and somehow this feels a little different.

She's very excited and a little nervous about next week. I know she'll do fine, and her mama will too (despite a few hundred tears). I'm planning a mommy date with her later this week to go buy her school supplies and some new tennis shoes and other school stuff. And maybe an ice cream cone on the way home. She loves that. And I'll savor the day with my sweet, sweet Abbey.

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hi Mer...
I'll be thinking of you as you enter another phase of parenting. Wow, tis hard to believe that Abby and all are growing up so fast.

Is it a full or half day kingergarden.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Awww, such a rite of passage and it's nice to hear you are both excited and a bit sad. I know you'll both be fine and I hope you both have a great time being together before she starts school :)

Have a wonderful day!

JennaG said...

I can totally relate here. Mine are all going off to school for the first time this year. I'm a little sad, to say the least. I still know it's what's best for our family this year. You will make it through this tough milestone!

Angie said...

Hey, I can relate too....my Abby started Kindergarten last year. I was sooo sad and cried but she was totally confident and happy. I'm glad. It would have been harder if she had been sad and didn't want to stay. Now I'm feeling sad that she will be in First Grade....not big changes - same school, same schedule, I just feel sad that she is older and not my baby anymore.

Angie said...

P.S. Enjoy your fun date with your Abbey. It sounds like so much fun.

Leah Belle said...

I'm with you girl. Today is my oldest's 6th birthday! I have always known that #6 would be hard for me. She's no longer a toddler, she's losing teeth, she's starting 1st grade and every day she's more and more like a big girl. I'm proud of her, but sad about how quickly the little girl stage flew by.