So many emotions this week - being a full time Mama I have been looking forward to the start of Kinder for a long time....with no family in our city, I am in need of a break....as much as I love being home with my gorgeous little ones full time, it can be, as many of you will know, challenging, tiring, and hard work.
And then the day came, and wow, this is the start of it, the independence from me. I've been with her nearly every day for the past 3 and a half years - I know what activities she has done, what has challenged her, her moods, what funny and quirky things she has said. And when she is sleeping peacefully I tell Shannon all about our day - the joy, the trials. Was I ready for this moment, when we set off down the drive, to leave her in the care of the lovely Kinder teachers, to not know what she will be doing, how she is feeling? I was. I am. She is so determined, so confident, so eager for the next stage, I know she will love it.
Yet I still wanted to do as many special things as I could to celebrate this time, for both of our memories. It feels like a huge letting go stage.
So she wore a flower in her hair, and her favourite ballerina skirt, I wrote in her special book, and took some polaroids. What a big week for us.