And just like that...within a blink of an eye. My little guy starts kindergarten today. Kindergarten. Mama's not ready for this, y'all. As much as my own mama (and everyone else) told me you're gonna miss these days, as I changed diaper after diaper and picked up messes off the floor, it was just too hard to believe. When he wouldn't nap and I had to hold him in my arms in the rocking chair for hours at a time. Miss this? I thought. No way, I'm not gonna miss this.
I look back now over the past five years and how I was lucky enough to stay home and take care of "baby C" for so long. I took him to the bookstore on Fridays, the playground some mornings, the gym some afternoons or the library. Those memories will last a lifetime for me and now...it's time to move on.
Kindergarten is here. New adventures await. little C is big now, but to me he'll always be that tiny little boy squirming in the barber chair, waiting for a haircut. The guy calling out "mama" and pulling on my leg so I wouldn't go. The sweet, sweet boy with a zest for life and an innate yearning to learn.
little C is gonna be just fine in kindergarten. But his mama may need some time.
Best of luck to all the mamas and their "babies" on the eve of their new school adventures.