I managed to make it through the whole ceremony without crying, mostly because she looked so excited and proud, and also because I was slightly annoyed that the little girl they stuck in front of her was too tall and her cap kept blocking my camera shots. (just going for complete honesty here)
But after the fact, looking at the pics, I can't help but feel the slightest twinge of sadness. My easy, sweet, kind girl is heading off to kindergarten in the Fall (sob), and even though it will be a half-day program, she'll be there 5 days a week. I mean, she might as well pack a briefcase and tell me she's going to Tokyo to work on a merger or something else official sounding like that.
She's growing up, and I guess that means I have to grow up as a mom too, right? And speaking of growing up, today is Natalie's first big field trip. I guess the first grade likes to save the best for last, waiting until the week before school ends. This means that I'm on a big yellow school bus, riding along as a chaperone. DearsweetbabyJesus, what was I thinking? If I make it out alive, I'm sure I'll have some fun pics of George Washington's birthplace, which I haven't visited since elementary school.
Any big transitions for you lately?
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