Today was the day I became the mother of a kindergartener.
So, never having experienced this for myself, I found a decided lack of emotions I hear so many have. There were no tears, from me or him. He was ready to charge off with Dad on the scooter. I think I did get a quick hug.
I did feel pride; that he was excited, that I had helped him to survive thus far, that I had succeeded in packing two lunches, making green smoothies for everyone, and feeding breakfast and all with a 4-week old baby.
I felt relief; relief that things would be calm around the house for a few hours, that he was excited and not terrified, that I could stay and clean up dishes after they left.
I felt sad; sad that his brother misses watching and playing with him, but now also gets a chance to speak and tell stories and play his own way.
I felt grateful; grateful that he goes to an amazing school and loves his teachers.
And then I also felt a little too excited about making lunches with leftovers and feeling a little awesome myself. You gotta take these streaks as they come 😉
Tomorrow might be a whole ‘nother batch of crazy 😀