Back to school thoughts

It is amazing how time flies…
Today your kids are babies and smell of milk and honey, snuggling close to your breast, tomorrow they are going on the bus by themselves. Yes, my little one is not so little anymore. Sigh. I wanted to share with you what her teacher gave the parents on the day before school but bring a box of tissues nearby.

I gave you a little smile 
as you entered school today. 
For I know how hard it is to leave 
and know your child must stay. 
You’ve been with her for five years now
and have been a loving guide,
but now, alas, the time has come
to leave her at my side. 
Just know that as you drive away 
and tears down your cheeks may flow,
I’ll love her as I would my own
and help her learn and grow. 
For one day I will know
how quickly the years do pass
and that soon it will be my turn
to take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
and cry those tears no more,
for I will love her and take her in
when she comes through the classroom door. 
And yet, I am happy too, because she loves it and because it’s perfect for her, and also because she is happy and that’s what’s all about, isn’t it?
It warms my heart to see how she and her brother stick together like glue and paper, all grown up in the world of education. Ah, my third grader and that wonderful pre-teen age. He questions, but still acknowledges authority, so much fun to have a conversation with him. They make life interesting, right?

And my little Kindergartner made “the paper” as they say. She gave 2 interviews that day. Here is one of them:

( here was supposed to be a picture of her brother but Flickr doesn’t like me today.)