Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Singing the Kindergarten Blues
I will not cry on my keyboard. I will not cry on my keyboard. Who am I kidding?! I'm totally going to be typing this post through tear-filled eyes! Tomorrow is one of those milestone days that I'm certain feels absolutely bittersweet to anyone who has ever raised a child. It's the first day of kindergarten and totally a reminder of all those times some damn annoying person told me to enjoy them while they're little or that it goes by so quickly. I get it, random old lady, my children will grow up and they will do so in some kind of weird fast-forward version of life that only happens after giving birth. It's also a kind of neat time, because this little boy's personality is really starting to take shape and I really love the person he's becoming. His curiosity and compassion are amazing and things I hope he never loses. Oscar says he's excited to go to school, but I suspect that he says that partially to calm his nervous mama. Oscar is my shy sensitive little guy and I am just by nature a giant mess of anxiety, so of course I've spent the whole summer worrying that he won't make friends or that some stupid kid will be mean to him. It's totally silly, I know, because Oscar will be just fine. He will make friends and can handle stupid mean kids and will be an awesome little kindergarten guy! Here's to all the other parents and guardians with kiddos starting school. Our kids will be just fine and, well, we will get through it!
Will you just look at this miniature adult, totally oblivious to the fact that by growing up he's breaking his overly dramatic mother's heart!