Posted on | June 14, 2012 | 39 Comments
This morning I took Harper to last day of her first year of preschool. She was SO excited because they were going to watch a movie! And there would be popcorn! And then it was summer vacation! I kept gently reminding her that it also meant we wouldn’t be going back to school for a long time, but she was just so excited about that movie thing.
Somehow I remembered to snap a photo to go along with the one that I took on the first day of school (this? this is a big deal people) and she was so excited about the movie and popcorn that she agreed to stand still for it. Exciting! The outfit she picked was the cherry on top because obviously pink tulle and leopard print = cool stuff.
Ohhhh I love it. I was pretty excited to get it uploaded and see it next to Septembers picture. Until I saw it next to Septembers picture. Then I cried. You know your child is growing, right, it’s not like it’s some surprise. But September to June, well that just doesn’t seem like that long of a time span while it’s going down. But then you see that little September person standing there next to a bigger, different looking June version of itself and hot dang if you don’t cry. I’m talking Will Ferrell in a phone booth type shit, you guys.
What I try to do on a daily basis is NOT dwell on the fact that my kid is growing and aging before my eyes. If I dwell, I get sad pants, so I try my very hardest just to enjoy each moment and each day as it happens. Sorry to get all sentimental mush face heebie jeebie on you, but it’s how I do. But when things like this smack me in my face it hurts!
When I picked her up, she was sad. It seems all the good-bye-ing and gathering of things in cubbies and hugging and such actually hit home for her. She informed me it was the last day of school which means she won’t see her friends and teachers and Madeline is going to Hawaii. It’s been over 5 hours and she is still depressed. I’m depressed looking at these photos side by side so basically we are a hot mess.
Squeeze your babies!
(for the record, babies = anywhere from 1 second old to 86 years)