I’m going put on my mommy goggles as I say “Where did the flippen time go?!”
My daughter ( my itty bitty born at only 1.12 ounces, the same girl we were told may not “live”, the one who stayed behind the growing curve for Ever……literally my miracle baby) started Kindergarten today! Where ohhh where did the time go? You know, I use to HATE when people said, “Ohhhhhh my, I remember when you were only THIS high”….but I’m jumping on the band wagon here. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? I mean, it seems like just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant (thank you Italy trip…tee he he), it seems like only weeks ago that she was born a heavy weight champion at just over 1 pound and spent MONTHS in the hospital where we spent everyday not knowing whether this was her last day, it seems like only months ago that she started walking….and now, book bag in hand she marches up the school bus steps.
I watched her bus drive away as she waved at me thru the tinted window……It was THEN that it hit me. I had literally spent most of her life “waiting & wishing” for her to get older. I mean, when she was a baby, I couldn’t wait until she would sleep thru the night, I couldn’t wait until she started walking, I couldn’t wait until she could dress herself, I couldn’t wait until she could talk so she could tell me whats wrong, I couldn’t wait until X, Y, Z and now we are waiting for the Kindergarten bus…. < insert sad face >Now, I’m left looking for the rewind button….or the remote for that fact. (I mean the fast forward button would come in handy for a few things as well). But really, I would just love to have a slow motion button.
What was her reaction? “It’s only Kindergarten Mom” . I mean it was ‘no big deal’ to her and although I did not cry, I’ll admit, inside, my stomach was in knots. This is only the beginning and while she still has a good 12 more years to go thru school (plus college)…..I’m going to refresh the batteries in my remote and have my finger on the slow motion button. 🙂 Now, only if there was a “clean your room and do your homework button” I’d really be in business!!!!
And yes…before you even ask, I most certainly did stalk her at the bus stop and before we left the house ( ok ok…and while she was eating her cereal this morning) ….I mean, do you really think I’d have it any other way!! Tee he he.