Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Getting Ready (Or Not)

Registered this little school girl for Kindergarten this morning.


Can hardly believe that my baby is big enough and old enough to go to Elementary school in the fall, and will ride the bus and everything. But whether I'm ready or not, this super smart sweetheart sure enough will be entering school.

We are officially entering a whole new chapter of our lives.
Ready or not.

While we were sitting in the library, (me filling out paper work and Katie tracing a letter train) she very quietly said, "What if nobody likes me?" Oh my sweet baby. Oh my sweet, precious, perfect baby. This was the first time that she has ever voiced anything but 100% confidence since the day she was born. It broke my heart a little. Ok, a lot. I leaned close to her and said, "You know what? I worry about that sometimes too. But I try really hard not to think about the people that don't like me, and try to remember all the people that do like me." She responded with a small, content smile. Phew. I continued, as best I could, by telling her that there might be someone someday (I can't imagine who!) who might not like her, but that she should try her best to be herself and to be nice no matter what, so they can see how wonderful she is.

I could hardly believe I was having this conversation with her. I can't imagine anybody not liking Katie or not wanting to be her friend! But I'm trying to remember what it's like to be a kid and how hard it can be sometimes to get along with kids at school. I can remember having similar worries about kids liking me or not. In fact, I still worry about that! I just hope as we enter this new world of school together that she can keep the confidence that she was born with and that makes her so special, and that she can continue to voice her concerns and feelings to me like she did today.

And I hope & pray that I have the words (and hugs) to comfort and guide her as she needs it.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My Proudest Mommy Moment

Katie's telling her teacher all my secrets ;)

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010