Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nobody Told Me

That the end of kindergarten would be so sad.

That I would want to sit and sob seeing him rush through those silver gates for the very last time as a 6 yr old, lining up before his bright, pretty, always happy teacher standing with arms open, ready for all the hugging they might require.

That I would be utterly amazed at how quickly that six pound baby I held only a few years ago would suddenly sprout up, and stretch out, and learn to read, and write, and paint, and plant flowers, and sing songs, and keep journals, and make friends, and share, and listen, and argue, and play.

That his name, with the exaggerated A, and the tiny quirky O would look so gosh darn: "official" on all those adorable little construction papered creations stuffed inside his 5$ camouflage backpack.

That he would be the boy with a perfect report card, pulling the teacher's praise, a "shinning example"she would say. And all those friends, so genuinely excited to greet him upon his 11:10 am arrival everyday.

That he would fall in love with the smartest, tallest, blondest girl in the class who knew all the answers and answered them with a heavy lisp, a girl he would ask to borrow money for, on a regular monday, to buy a treat for from the school snack bar.

That he would do so well.
Be so sweet.
And grow so fast.

And graduate kindergarten just like that.

Nobody told me.

 But now I know.


  1. that was the sweetest kindergarten tribute ever in the whole wide world. you just made me cry. what a beautiful little boy you've raised!

  2. Oh, I just teared up! Thanks for the warning. Now at least someone has told me!

    Congrats to Arlo!

  3. awww! that it so sweet. arlo is one rad little/big fella!

  4. breakin my heart!!!!! so well said. i feel the same way about lola's last week of preschool next week :(

  5. Aww, so much heart in your words! As I'm not a mum I cannot really relate to the situation, but I can relate to the feeling that time flies and that makes me melancholic from time to time too.
    You can be proud of your little boy, it sounds like he is a wonderful child and on the first metres of his way to be a wonderful person :)
    My mum told me the other day when we were talking about the past, there is no use in crying over the fact, that your child has learned to be independent from you - that's a good thing (she was referring to when I first moved away from home).

    Have a lovely weekend! :)

  6. So touching! Those milestones just fly by- sounds like he is a very special boy.

  7. oh my gosh. this made me smile and cry. sweet boy.

  8. Awww, and how could they, right? So beautiful and touching. Clover will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall. I wonder what sorts of things no one will have told me...

  9. Very very sweet. Started following your lovely photos on IG, and just recently came over to check out your blog. Love your space. Eyeing one of those teepees ;)