Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tea For Two

I don't know if you realize it or not, but I am not very "sentimental". I have things that are very special to me, don't get me wrong. But, let's just say, I chuck about 98% of what the kids bring home from school. I go on garage cleaning rampages where nothing, I mean nothing, is safe. It is why when I make something that people think is "really cool, how could you let that go"... I can let it go.

I hear a lot lately, when I mention Lauren will be going to kindergarten this September, that I must be so sad. And I say HECK NO!! I am oh-so-very close to getting all three out the door!! I am not sad about it, I am excited about it. I have been home with kids for 10years (and I am only 30), what do I have to be sad about?

Yesterday, though, was a tough one.

It was the Mother's Day Tea at Lauren's preschool. Need I say more? It was my last Mother's Day Tea. I went to tea parties at this preschool first with Jacob. I remember taking bits and pieces of scrap paper strips to weave a place mat for my Mother's Day breakfast... it is still in my china cabinet. I remember the same tea party with my little Andrew. He was never big on projects so we played cars most of that tea party with a little Lauren in a car seat near by. In Lauren's class we played "Who's Mommy is it?" About 20 Moms hid behind a curtain and read a single line of story. Kids call out "That's My MOMMY!" Lauren squealed with excitement and knew it was me before I even finished my sentence.

So, today I am a little misty eyed. I am going to miss our tea parties. I know we will still have more at home with teddies and dolls. But watching her in school, being so independent, venturing out in life to be who she is going to become is different. It is going to be a whole new world come September.

Where has all the time gone?


ellen said...

I had one child. When he went to kindergarten, I remember the teacher saying something about moms crying. All I could think of was "dang, I wish it was all day instead of half day."

Lori said...

It is something about the youngest that gets you. I was relieved and sad when A started kindergarten,she is the youngest of 4
Now that same baby is almost in 8th, the end of junior high.
Enjoy this time.
Nothing bad about being relieved they are all going to be in school. It is a VERY good thing

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Oh golly. And you already KNOW how I feel about Zack going to Kindergarten this year!!!!

Nice story!