Friday, June 7, 2013

Last Day of Kindergarten

Yesterday was W's last day of Kindergarten. Doesn't he look enthused about it?

W on a cool, rainy morning. Where is spring this year?
Actually, he was. He was also sad, because he had a great year, and loved his teachers and will miss them. What a lucky kid! We've really had such a great experience with his school.

I know that this is one of my child's milestones, but sometimes I am amazed at how quickly time goes, and how much life has changed in the past 6-7 years. We've managed to get our first baby through Kindergarten. How did that happen so quickly? Weren't we just painting the nursery? Wasn't it just yesterday that he cut his first teeth?

One of my favorite things about having children is the opportunity to see things anew through their eyes. This includes Kindergarten, and I am enjoying it so much. Life for our son is still so amazing; it's simple and new and fun. As adults we tend to muddle things up and over complicate things. Do we do that to ourselves, or is that just the way it is?

I know that next year will bring more homework, and I'm not looking forward to it, because the little we had to do this year was already a challenge to fit into our schedule. But we'll worry about that in the fall. For now, I'm just going to take in our son enjoying his summer, and learn as many new things along side him as I can.


  1. The innocence of childhood makes me happy and sad at the same time...

  2. It is very easy for parents to get wrapped up in themselves and their child and place blame. But that is simply not the case here. My child does many things at a level beyond his own age, and he is still happy and learning and stimulated enough at this school.
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