Last Day of Preschool

Yesterday was the last day of school. Is it pathetic to admit I cried? I was standing there flipping through his ‘all about me’ book and he rounds the corner into the kitchen wearing his soccer jersey ready to head out to his first soccer game and it just hit me like I’d run into a brick wall: he’s growing up.

And it’s bittersweet in every way. I LOVE watching the kid he’s becoming. He is sweet and tender, kind, sensitive, aggressive, driven, and a risk-taker. But, I miss my chubby baby. It was simple then. Feed, diaper, cuddle and love. That was about it. Every day gets more complex as Aaron and I pray and hope our way through making choices for him.

 That old mantra that the grandma’s and well-meaning strangers love to say to you in the grocery store (particularly when your surly toddler is having a royal freakout over not getting to push the buttons on the debit machine?) you know the one…enjoy these days, they go so fast, I wish I could go back?

I think I got a little taste of that yesterday. A year of preschool under our belts. A toddler on the cusp of kid-hood. So many new and exciting things ahead and yet, there is a wistfulness in my heart. I look at those round cheeks and beautiful hazel eyes and see the baby he was not that long ago.

And one little tiny bragging moment? Both his teachers pulled me aside to compliment Jack on what a sweet good boy he is in class. He loves school, he listens, he’s learning, he’s happy. My mama heart wanted to burst, knowing these sweet women see what we see.


1 Response to “Last Day of Preschool”

  1. 1 Bre June 1, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love this kid!! He is awesome in so many ways!! Can’t wait to see all of you this weekend!

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