Change is all in how you look at it. I tend to be more sentimental than most in this regard. Today is the last Friday of the school year. After today, T.Puzzle will never be a kindergartener on a Friday ever again. It kind of stabs at my heart when I think about it.
On the flip side, T.Puzzle is thrilled beyond compare. He is so happy that kindergarten is nearing the end. I suppose the fact that summer vacation is upon us helps his great mood.
I have a choice. I can continue to be sad that my ‘baby’ is growing up or I can choose to celebrate this fact. I believe every moment of a child’s development is a mixture of triumph and letting go of how things used to be. Yes, there is an ache that he’s getting older. There is also excitement and that unknowing, fluttery, pit-of-my-stomach anticipation that the future holds great adventures for both my boys.
It isn’t that change is bad. Change is awesome. Even if you have to go through a box of Kleenex or two to realize this.