Friday, August 20, 2010

Rite of Passage

Today Katie went to Kindergarten.  Having your first child go to kindergarten is a big deal.  Really big.  For both mother and child.  Yes, I cried.  Several times.  But I managed to keep it together (mostly) at school.  It was just when I came home without her that I fell apart.  (Must go get tissue…will return…)  I know we’ve all heard it before, but I really, honestly can’t believe how quickly she’s grown up.  And she’s turned out to be such a great girl!  I love having her around.  She’s my mini-me.  The other day I was wearing a new shirt, and Katie walked in.  She stopped dead in her tracks, dropped her jaw, and said, “MOM!  I can’t believe that shirt!  It is soooo cute!  Where did you get it?”  (For the record, it was a t-shirt.)  She cracks me up, and I love that about her. 

I know she’s going to do just fine at school.  She certainly isn’t lacking in confidence.  They had kindergarten testing on Wednesday, and after she came out, she said, “Mom, I know so much stuff.  I pretty much know everything.  Well, not everything, but most things.”  Mom and Dad, does that sound familiar at all? 

Good luck, baby girl!  We love you!



Laura said...

Congrats on kindergarten! And I love that picture of her - adorable!