Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Then I went home and listened to Cat's in the Cradle while eating an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's

She...



Can swim the length of a pool and back unassisted.

Can ride a two-wheel bike without training wheels.

Is learning to read and write at an amazingly fast pace.

Is constantly running, jumping, speeding around on her scooter, doing cartwheels.

Knows how to use a computer and an iPad.

Started Kindergarten last week.

Gets on a bus that takes her away from me every morning and to a place that encourages her to run and jump and learn and make friends.

Has friends I’ve never met.

Is growing up.

I...

Am not as ready as I thought I was.



12 comments:

Boston Mamas said...

*hugs*

Gigi said...

We never are. I just realized my baby will be 16 in less than a month. How did that happen when I so clearly remember dropping him off at kindergarten just last month?!

SciFi Dad said...

... is still stunned that you'd let her use an iPad on a scooter; you must be WAY richer than you let on!

motherbumper said...

She is amazing (because of you) (though I suppose Mr. Chicky had a hand too.) Anyway. Pass the Ben & Jerry's because I'm not ready either *sob*

Fairly Odd Mother said...

That last photo is amazing and the first one is adorable. Yay to your big girl! Such a big moment.

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letmestartbysaying said...

It is incredible when you blink and suddenly they are their own person. Simply incredible.

urbana said...

once again, sitting at computer, tears streaming down face thanks to you! love the "STOP" photo, btw.

Jane said...

Awww! I know how you feel because it's the exact painful reality that I am still trying to accept.

Edie Mindell said...

*Sigh* As parents, we are all not ready even if we thought we are. When my kid started kindergarten , I cried so hard I didn't know I was totally wailing loudly that my neighbors heard me. They thought somebody died.:-)

Didactic Pirate said...

She's an Amazon. That's a pretty awesome list.

Anonymous said...

Love the photo of the receding bus with the traffic signage shouting STOP! Boy, doesn't that sum up parenting life?! Enjoy it while it lasts...