Sunday, September 7, 2008

Counting down the hours

Reagan starts Pre K tomorrow and she couldn't be more excited. This week we had to make her a countdown calendar, her first question every day has been "How many days 'til I start school ?" She's as excited about school as she was Christmas and her Birthday.
Today she has said on numerous occasions, "I wish today would hurry up and be over and then it's school time"
The first thing she did this morning was to find the perfect outfit to wear to school and lay it out on her bench ready for tomorrow.
She has her book bag packed, she has packed markers because she doesn't want to use crayons, packed extra paper in case her teacher doesn't have enough and has 13 pictures drawn and safely placed in envelopes to give her new classmates. I'm a little nervous about the latter, I have no idea what those pictures are, she drew them, placed them in their envelopes, sealed them shut and put them in her book bag before I had any knowledge that she had even done that. The anal part of me says that maybe I should subtly let it be known to the teacher and have her dispose of them, but no, she's 5 years old, let her have her time of being a kid and do kid things without Mom micro manage it, it's going to be hard though.
She's now upstairs brushing her teeth and getting ready to clamour into bed, she has informed me tonight is a school night therefore she needs to go to bed early *EEK*, It's my baby's first school night ever and it makes me a little teary eyed thinking of her all grown up and ready to stretch her wings and fly away from me just a little ways tomorrow. What makes me laugh is that she's only going for a couple of hours in the afternoon, so really there's no need for an early night, LOL.
Tomorrow morning will be the longest of her life, I know she's going to be asking every 10 minutes "Is it time to go yet ? "

Well off to tuck my big girl in to bed on this her very first 'school night' ever *SIGH*


Karin Schueller said...

Oh that is so sweet!! Do you listen to any Sara Groves? She has a song that says..."Free to fly free to go free to not look back That's how free I want you though it scares me half to death" Here is the link to all of the words... She hits the nail on the head, doesn't she? So excited that they are growing, and learning, and going off on their own, but it is so hard! her other song that really hits me is where she says "every instinct in me wants to shield him from pain
take the arrows of misery heartache and blame
but in the sorrow in the sorrow
I learned to hold on". You want your child to learn so much, and be their own person, and to do that you CAN'T take the little pictures she drew and threw them away, but it is so hard, isn't it???? If something funny happens with those, she will learn from it. You are a good momma. :) Yes, I know this is the longest post ever.

Luvkids334 said...

Karin, I love you, off to email you now, LOL

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