Thursday, August 19, 2010
august 19 - first day
Today was Cowgirl's first full day as a kindergarten student! After 3 years of her attending a Montessori school 3 minutes from my work (and a half hour away from home) now she will be 3 minutes from home. I hadn't been expecting the loneliness of my commute without her in the car. Driving home, I was repeatedly saddened to glance in the rear view mirror and notice the empty car seat. But aside from worrying about me missing her ("mommy, you must think about me a lot and then you will be happy!") she gracefully breezed into this new phase of her life. She didn't even want me to come in with her, so I dropped her off at the curb (I think I was the only parent to do so this morning!) and was grateful to see a neighbor boy excitedly waiting for her. (Actually, I could not find a place to park the car it was that crazy and she probably sensed my mounting panic as I circled the parking lot.)
And life goes on. Meanwhile I like this idea of Cowgirl's ...
Rocket ships to take us back to Cape Cod:
and the Fairy who can make it happen:
What transitions are you negotiating these days? If only I could have parked the car, there was a Boo Hoo breakfast I could have attended. Maybe I should stage my own? I've got the maple syrup ...