Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Kindergarten Rubicon

So--as of 8:00 a.m. today I stand on the other side of the great river--looking on as diaper bags, baby bjiorns, strollers, tellatubbies, pre-school, tricycles, sippy cups, and mommy and me classes recede into the distance, turning toward where high school and drivers' licenses appear on the far horizon. No more having one foot on either side of the divide. Our baby/toddler/preschool years are over. My baby is in kindergarten. She doesn't even want me to drive her the next day. She wants to ride the bus and have big brother escort her to her classroom. Ms. Independence. Wonder where she got that from . . .

4 comments:

Gord said...

So that is what we get to look forward to huh? Two years and Sarah starts Junior Kindeergarten

Songbird said...

Oh, honey. Ouch!

Kathryn said...

Hugs and empathy. When Darling Daughter started at nursery school (aged 3) I sniffed my way to the door, where she turned and said pointedly
"Home now,Mummy. I'm a school girl"
And so it has gone on...till the start of this term, when her brothers have returned but she hasn't. 18. Done and dusted. School over.
I think it took about 5 minutes ;-)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

She is an independant girl! You taught her very well.