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Friday, May 25, 2007

So long Preschool!



Wow, I can hardly believe it. After three years of preschool G has officially graduated and will be heading off to Kindergarten next year.



After a stellar performance of such classics as "Dinosaurs" and "Naming the Planets" the big church bell was rung signaling that school was officially out and then the party began.
Being a little fuzzy headed from my cold I can't say that I remember a lot about the pomp and circumstance of graduation. I also lost not only Little One for a bit but I my purse. I'm sure people wondered why at one point or another throughout the celebration I was walking around frantic and wild eyed with a stuffy nose.

It's been strange for me to think of G not going to preschool anymore. I'm one of those dorky mom's who doesn't want to let my kids grow up despite the fact that time and time again they keep telling me they have to. The night before her last day of preschool I lay awake thinking what a big deal it was that she was done with that place forever. There is no going back....only forward and that is bizarre! Some of her little friends are having quite a hard time with this transformation into "big kids."

Today at the normal "Friday Play Group" the three girls that had "graduated" from preschool were all highly emotional. At one point G, Kate the Great, and Audj (so nicknamed by G) were fighting, crying or talking about how they needed a break from one another. At one point Audj even clocked Kate the Great on the head which is something that just never happens at "Friday Play Group".



These three are the Three Musketeers and have had each others backs from day one. They are as close as little sisters and all three are going their seperate ways to different kindergartens. While that doesn't mean that they won't see each other at soccer and play dates and whatnot I guess I didn't realize that they don't understand that. They see this as some ending, and how do you make them understand that it is not.

As all the kids were leaving yesterday Audj was so sad. Her Dad said she didn't think she would see her friends again and she was also sad that she wasn't going to this great place that G was going....namely the same Kindergarten.
G has made her Kindergarten into this fantstic sounding magical fairy land where cookies grow on trees and the water fountains run with chocolate water! And while she sees this as a great thing her friends don't since they are going somewhere else!

So the three moms realized that we're going to have to ease them through this transition and help them to understand that they will still be the bestest of friends. They just won't see each other every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the hallowed halls of WPP.

And while I'm mourning G moving onto Kindergarten I will have to also sob into my hankie that Little One will be starting preschool. Everybody asks me if I think she is ready....she is beyond ready. She will be going next year with Lyssie Lou which will be so nice. Nice to have someone to show her the ropes since G will be long gone. G, Lyssie Lou and Little One were up to mischief at the big graduation looking thick as theives running around with smiles on their faces.



I realized how much I need to cherish the moments of this summer.

What is it that Ferris Bueller said

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and awhile you could miss it."

Wise words my friend!

2 Comments:

Blogger Ronda said...

Congratulations G!! What a special day and what a big girl. Hang in there Momma, there are new friends and new adventures just around the corner. Have playdates with those great friends, they will have so many new things to share now.
Hugs!

May 30, 2007 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Dandelions & Daisies said...

Awwww Ronda! Thanks for the kind words. I will definitely need some pep talks come fall!

:)
Susan

May 30, 2007 at 8:43 PM  

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