OK…I have a confession to make…I am one of those sappy, emotional moms when it comes to things like Pre-K graduation and end of the school year honors day events. And the teachers never make it easy. They love to compile photos from the school year and make a video for the parents with the cheesy, emotional music that makes it very hard for us sappy moms to hold back the tears. But today I have made a promise to myself not to cry (too much) at my daughter’s Pre-K graduation. How I plan to go about that is still to be determined.
I have researched “funny things” on the internet. None of them seem to be funny enough to keep me distracted. I guess the best thing I can do is remind myself how much money I will be saving next year when my child enters the public school system. I’m feeling rich already! Alright, the word “rich” might be an exaggeration.
It is so interesting to see things through the eyes of a child. At the age of four, my daughter already talks about how she can’t wait to grow up. She hates nap time and is eager to start kindergarten, have braces, drive a car, have kids, drink coffee…the list goes on. What I wouldn’t do for nap time now! We spend so much of our lives excited to grow-up and when we get there, we want it to slow down. I guess this is a process that will never change, but I certainly try to remind my children to enjoy being a kid. Enjoy laughing at the simplest things. My kids will laugh continually at my son making the arm fart sounds. Really???? Now I’m not suggesting adults start doing things like that, but I do think we could benefit from a little more laughter. So, I am setting a goal for myself to slow down, stress less and take time to laugh more. I’m going to keep track of my progress. Let’s see if I have made any improvements by next week…I’ll keep you posted.