Saturday, September 3, 2011


The day has come. The day we've all been waiting for. My Maggie girl started kindergarten!!!
She's lucky to have a big brother and sister to walk to school with and watch out for her.
Look at her, doesn't she look big in her new kindergarten clothes? Aww....
The look on her face is priceless! You can tell she's so excited and nervous at the same time. This is a huge milestone in her life (and mine!)
Daisey's hand wasn't burned that morning, so she agreed to let me take another picture that didn't make her look so sad.
And, there they go. *sniff*
For years I have dreamed of the day when all three of them would be in school and I would have some time to myself! But, now that the day has come I have some very mixed emotions.
It's a very bittersweet feeling that I can't quite put in to words. I love seeing my kids grow up and learn new things and become more independent. But, at the same time it's hard for me to let them go. 
I miss my babies! I don't want a new baby. I just wish that I could go back in time and cuddle my babies for just a few minutes longer. *sigh*
Come back babies!
All morning I kept thinking "this is the last time I'll be doing this". This is the last time I'll send a child off to kindergarten. So, what did I do that morning after she left?
I cried. I bawled my eyes out. I made a big stack of pancakes for children that weren't there. I don't like pancakes. This was my nervous breakdown of pancakes and tears!
Eventually I pulled myself together and went to breakfast with my husband. It's been a long time since just the two of us have gone to breakfast. It was great! I didn't have to tell anyone to sit down and be quiet, stop eating the crayons! I forgot what dining out was really like!
When Daisey and Isaac started kindergarten I made them a school bus cake. Maggie has been reminding me for weeks that she would be expecting a school bus cake after her first day of school.
As you wish, my child. She had a school bus cake waiting for her when she came home.
She liked it so much that she wanted to use the leftover cake to make little buses for her brother and sister. They look a little more like monster trucks than buses but Mags was happy and Daisey and Isaac enjoyed them!
I'm so happy that Maggie loves school so much. She told me every little detail about her day. From what the other kids were wearing to the games they played at recess. She couldn't have been happier. And, as if Maggie sensed that I was in low spirits she hugged me and said,"Don't feel bad Mom. You didn't miss much. We mostly just sang songs and colored all day." Haha!
This is a new chapter in my little girl's life and a new chapter for me, as well. I have no doubt that she'll do awesome! Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do! Wish me luck!


Shirley said...

Oh I can only imagine!! You are the best mommy ever and now you get to spend some time on yourself. You definitely deserve it! You are so cute with everything you do. You should write a book or something. I would be your first buyer! Your kids are adorable. I seriously want my family to be like yours when we grow up a little bit. :)

Melanie said...

That will be the day when we can go to breakfast in style:) What a fun cake!! Congrats on your big girl. I'm sure I'll have mixed emotions when my turn comes also:)