This week Kaitlyn graduated from kindergarten. She will be leaving the school that she has known and loved since she was two years old.
I have said this before, but I always hate it when people remind me to “treasure these moments” or that “time goes so fast!” I already feel acutely aware of these things, so it feels like terrible pressure when people give me these undue reminders. Too much stress! “Did I treasure them enough?” ” Have I paid close enough attention?” ” Oh no, she will never be 6 years and 2 months and 2 days old again, did I miss something???” No good.
And Kindergarten graduation is sort of a huge banner screaming out all of those reminders about time.
I tried to prepare myself. The well dressed excited kids, the sentimental words, the songs. Oh the songs. It is a lot for a mom’s heart.
I know that everything will be different now. She will be in school twice as many hours as she is now, which means less time that I get to spend with her. She is leaving a safe, small school where she knows everyone, to a big place where she only really knows her brothers. She is moving on to big kid world with homework and more after school activities. She is leaving her very best friends who she has known her whole life. Oh yeah, that means I also won’t be sharing being a preschool mom with some of my favorite friends anymore. 🙁
It is almost too much when these huge time markers come up. Kaitlyn is terribly sad. We have had a lot of tears in our house about this huge change, and saying good bye to so many people that she loves. I am trying to be there for her and hold her, but my heart is breaking a little bit too.
Please don’t grow up too fast, sweet girl. I’m trying to treasure the moments but it is so hard when you keep moving so fast!!