I am here to tell you children grow up too fast. One day you bring them home from the hospital and the next you drop them off at kindergarten. I promise it happened that way. At least that’s how it felt.
In the months leading up to the big day, I filled out paperwork, bought school supplies and talked about the transition from preschool to the Big Kid School. We met Simone’s teacher and shopped for back-to-school clothes as the first day inched closer and closer. Mostly, I worried. I still worry. Will she like school? Will she like her teacher? Will she continue to learn at lightning speed?
Ken and I packed the whole family into the car on the first day. We made the short trek to school and dropped off one of our most precious packages. Simone wore a nervous smile, a new dress and shoes. She said good morning to her teacher, put her backpack in her cubby and hugged Nadia.
There was no hug or kiss for Ken and me. Simone joined the other children on the rug. I said good-bye; she didn’t hear me. She was too busy taking in her new surroundings. Simone had no problem going to school. As we walked back to the car, I knew Simone would be fine.
But what about me? Find out tomorrow.