Monday, September 13, 2010

My Kindergartener

This morning I said good bye to my Summer before Kindergarten and told her to have a fun day and that I would miss her while she was gone. She looked at me and said, "Mama, just get your camera and take a picture of me and then if you get sad you can look at my picture and you won't be sad anymore". How could I pass that up?

Summer has been on a roller coaster of emotions lately. I am sure it has to do with starting Kindergarten. Lots of changes around here. I have just been trying to take it in stride. One day last week she was upset with me because I did one pony tail in her hair instead of two. She had a complete and total meltdown. We were running too late for me to redo her hair. The whole drive to Kindergarten she sat in the backseat sobbing. I told her that this was a little crazy. As soon as she calmed down, before she got out of the car I pulled over and had her come and sit on my lap up in the driver seat. How could I send her out the door like that? We talked about some different ways she could have handled her disappointment in her hairdo. I told her that I would do two pony tails in her hair the next day and that either way, she looked beautiful. She calmed down, I gave her a kiss and out the door she went. I think things are settling down for her now. She is in more of a routine and is loving Kindergarten. I just hope that my Summer will always know that her mom loves and adores her.

The blue and pink backpack arrived this past weekend and she has been admiring it since. To say she was excited to put it to use this morning would be an understatement.