06 Aug august is the new september
She was more excited than I was, this sweet girl of mine who, six months ago, wouldn’t even let me say the word “kindergarten.” She was never going. No one could force her to go. She would stay wrapped in the warm cocoon of her preschool class forever, and that would be that.
But then something shifted, and sometime around March she started sentences with “IF I go to Kindergarten…” and eventually that turned into “WHEN I go to Kindergarten…”
And suddenly (too soon if you ask me) WHEN became TODAY. Ours is one of the few states that begins school the first week of August (which means that teachers report back to work in July… What happened to Labor Day marking the end of summer?)
We packed her lunch together, picked out her clothes, filled up her water bottle and snapped silly photos, because it felt like the thing to do on the first day of school.