Today is the start of summer for us in this neck of the woods. My baby, my oldest, my first born is done with Kindergarten. How did that happen?? I am so proud of her and all that she has accomplished this year. I am also mad at her for the fact that she continues to grow and get bigger...I mean really, how dare she? I want to keep my babies little and squishy and innocent. Under my wing is where they belong!
This year was an incredible year of academic growth and I wonder if there is any other year that will compare to this. She started Kindergarten knowing how to write her name. Now she writes words...READS words...adds...subtracts...it really does boggle my mind when I start to think about it. She made friends. Had her feelings hurt. Made decisions for herself. Learned responsibility. Got frustrated. Excelled. LOVED her teacher. Was just the sweet, smiling girl that she always is. And, most importantly, she had tons of fun.
I have a tendency to be an emotional mess and this time of year is hard for me. I cried just as much as Taelyn did today. Do other mom's do that? Will it get easier as she gets older or am I at the top of a slippery slope now only to continue to be drug down to the depths of...dare I say it...high school graduation? Does it bother anyone else that I am already worrying about that?
Happy Summer everyone!!