Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Change in Status

Today is the last day of school for both of my kids.  For Noah, it means no homework and lazy afternoons at the pool.  For Natalie, it means she is one step closer to KINDERGARTEN and attending the same school as her big "brover".  Oh geez!  What will I do when she no longer has a lisp?   Honestly, it's one of the few things she does that encourages me that she is still little. 

Just the other day she was telling me how she can't wait to go to kindergarten because then she won't need anyone to sign her in or out anymore. 

"Mommy, you'll just pull up the car and I'll run in ON MY OWN," she states.

I was too afraid to ask, "But not on the first day, right?"

You've heard the expression, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." Well, apparently I won't need to worry about that as I'm not even allowed inside the school building.   

This afternoon at 3:10 p.m., I'll officially experience a change in status.  This change will have nothing to do with me buying a luxury car or cashing in on a winning LOTTO ticket.  In fact, it won't even affect the way I file my taxes.  The adjustment I'm referring to has only to do with me closing the books on my life as a mother of a preschooler.  I'm starting a new chapter, mothering TWO elementary school kids!  I can't wait to dive in.
Noah insisted on waving in all of the pictures, but now I see the beauty in it.  It's like he was trying to tell me, "Mom, I'm leaving 2nd grade and moving on to bigger things."  Then, there's Natalie who refused to look at the camera - her only concern was to give her "brover" one last squeeze before school.


  1. WOW! They are so big and beautiful. And that hair...I love it. And you! Great blog, sista! xo$

    1. Thanks, Ellen. I miss you and can't wait to see you again soon.