- Category: Blog
- Created: Wednesday, 04 May 2016 17:54
"You are getting so big. Are you ready for kindergarten?" I asked my soon-to-be VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) "graduate."
"Yes, Mom, I want to go to elementary school," he said. I started to cry as I hugged him. It was an involuntary reflex. I had about as much control over my tears as he does when he says the word "butt head" to his brother and sister. Time is moving so fast, and most of the time I don't realize it. Today it hit me. I will miss this.
I have three children. My last one will soon be joining the "school force." The weight of this brought me into his bed tonight to sit and type this. The tears are hitting the keyboard as I think about all of the lasts that I will undoubtedly miss. I guess it is hitting hardest because he is the baby. I suppose every mom feels this pain - it could be the seven medications I am taking for this awful sinus infection, but either way, there are a lot of things that I will miss about having tiny children. My baby "graduating" has just magnified the issue.
So as a parent, I wanted to give a commencement speech to the parents of the tots who are moving on to kindergarten next year. It will go something like this:
We will miss your...