Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tomorrow is the Big Day.

Tomorrow morning, my baby girl goes off to school for the first time ever. She is so excited, I doubt she will sleep a wink tonight. She's been waiting for this day as long as I can remember. I, however, could fall apart in a sobbing mess any minute now.
She's my baby. She's only a tiny little thing, barely 37 pounds. How can she be a school kid? She's going to learn to read, navigate playground politics, count to 100, and eat lunch super fast so she doesn't miss recess time. There will be friends I've never heard of, pizza days, and assembly. She is going to learn to speak French, and I won't have a clue what she's saying.
I am excited for her, I really am. But I guess it's time to stop telling people I have a baby girl, and start talking about my daughter, the kindergartener.


Rootietoot said...

ooohhhh....you'll be ok. She'll do great, everything will be fine. I learned that a nice chilled bottle of white wine works well when school anxiety hits. Happy day for her!

Dreama said...

oh, I remember that day all too well when my little one went off to school. It was 16 years ago and I cried like a baby as she pranced off into the school like she knew what she was doing. Dressed in her denim jumper and pink top, carrying a Barbie backpack and lunchbox. Sniff...I feel your pain.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Quick: Train her to be the schoolyard bully before anybody else gets the idea. Better to be the bully than be bullied, I always say. Of course, I am often wrong.

Michele said...

Aw! I remember so well sending my youngest off to school for the first time. I didn't know what to do with myself!
They grow up so fast.
I hope she had a great day.

Anonymous said...

Well , when you cry, don't say I didn't warn you!!! This is a much overlooked milestone . When she changes from a girl to an adolescent, when she goes from the 'teen-age demon from hell' to an adult.........the actual line is blurred . It happens , but you cannot pinpoint the exact time or place. This - this has an exact time & place - when you reliquish your total control and allow your child out into the world....to be taught and influenced by others. It's huge. Took an informal poll with other mothers - the definative answer seems to be an alcoholic drink of some kind!! LOL

M&Co. said...

Oh what a sweet picture! I didn't cry when I left the BoyChild in KIndgergarten but I was almost there.

Anonymous said...

I can empathize with you.

My 'Baby' is starting Kindergarten tomorrow also and while my husband gets Thomas ready and walks him to school, I'll be at work helping women give birth, so in five years they too can stand in our shoes.

I'm disappointed that I won't be there for his very first school day but I'll be there for many more.

I never thought I'd cry about Thomas going to school, but tonight as I hugged him goodnight the tears started welling up. I had a good cry when he was out of the room and became 'one of those moms'. Guess it's better I'm not there tomorrow, I'll probably cry my fool head off longer and harder.