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Friday, June 7, 2013

Backpacks for flip flops

Hey y'all. It's me, Mommy, crying on Theo's second to last day of kindergarten. 
He's in the chair in his undies playing Angry Birds. I just went through his backpack. Dude, there was a lot of stuff. Packets of homework to keep the skills up over the summer. A thick book of math worksheets, end of the year summation notes, and a scrapbook of the big events for Theo's class.

I could not stop my tears, so I just set the papers aside, put my hands over my face and let them drop. I asked Theo, "How did you get to be 6 1/2 and finished with kindergarten!?"
     "Wait. I'm 6 1/2? Cool."
His sister, in an effort to console me suggested I use my next birthday wish to wish they were babies again. So sweet. But. Really. I don't want them to be babies again, because I want them to grow and experience their own life adventures. I love that they are 5 and 6 (and 3), this is wonderful, too.

Sigh. My Loves.

And so, we're hanging up the backpack and pulling out the flip flops. (If it ever warms up, that is.)


Tara said...

I'm with you on this one, Jen. Sophie's kindergarten year flew by, and my oldest is getting confirmed! It makes me sad and happy at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I was doing the same thing.....while feeling nostalgic. The oldest jumped ship, the baby is done with Kindergarten. I. don't. do. well. with. change. (sniff)


Leanne said...

My mom says there is nothing so heartbreaking as a mother's love. This post is case in point, right? It just hurts your heart so much, these moments. Ugh. And yet, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Julie said...

How hard and wonderful it is to watch them grow. xoxo

MindiJo said...

I love the innocence of childhood. Just use your birthday wish! So presh.