We started our day with a special French Toast breakfast (I LOVE making special panckaes & french toasts for occassions!)
I wanted the Lil Divas to be excited about going off to school. I wanted them to embrace this journey.
Yet, as I dropped my Oldest Diva off at her Kindergarten class for the 1st time I fought back tears.
As I watched her put her lunch box and backpack in their place, make her way to her seat and get right to work - I had a lump in my throat.
As I hugged her goodbye with a smile on my face & told her to have a great day - my heart broke into a million pieces.
As I took my last peek before heading out the door and saw her head bent over her coloring page, intent on her task - all I could see was her tiny face on the day she was born.
As I finally made my way to the car the tears won. I could not hold them back any longer. My baby girl is growing up so fast.
Thankfully, my husband was with me because I did not want my Littlest Diva to see me crying. We still had to drop her off at Preschool - how much can a Mom take in one morning? :)
As I walked through the doors of the preschool we have been part of for 4 years now - I couldn't help but think that this would be our last first day of preschool!
The Littlest Diva put away her bag, washed her hands, found her name on the attendance chart and sat right down to play with some play dough without missing a beat.
She looked at me and her dad and informed us she wanted a kiss goodbye.
My heart was now in 1 million and one pieces!
Where are my babies?
It's hard for parents to see their children growing up. I know the Lil divas are still young (thankfully!) and we have lots of child rearing years ahead of us but today seemed like the end of one stage in their lives and the beginning of another.
It made me sad. The Lil Divas have left babyhood behind - they are big girls now. Whether I am ready for it or not!
Have your children started school yet? How was your first day?