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“I’m gonna make it a great day!”

“I’m gonna make it a great day!”  Those were the first words my daughter said when I woke her up for school this morning.   Today is her first day of Kindergarten.  Out of six this is my last kindergartner.  I was thinking this morning as I saw all the other moms, a lot of who are doing this for the first time, why am I not crying?  It must be because I’m strong and have done this so many times!  I just felt happy.  Happy that Lauren is so self confident and secure with herself that she is excited to be starting school.  Happy that she has a great teacher and will make lots of friends.  Happy that I get a few days by myself! 🙂  I left school just feeling happy!  As I got in the car and drove away still smiling,  I remembered what she said to me as I gave her a kiss goodbye “I’m gonna miss you mama!”  and right there in the car I bawled my eyes out!  I’m gonna miss you too baby.

Now I’m off to meet some other kindergarten mamas who also bawled their eyes out I’m sure, but we’re gonna make it a great day!


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  • Shannon K. - I’ll have my first one in kindergarten next year, and I am bawling just reading this and thinking about it! She’s beautiful by the way 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Toni C. - How sweet! she’s just adorable!ReplyCancel

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