Oh today is that day. It’s been a long time coming… I knew this day would come and I KNEW I would be a nut bag emotional basket case…. My question is… Are all moms like this? UGH!
So today was Sasha’s first day of Pre-School. She is in the 2’s of pre-school. I had work this morning, and on my way home, I stopped to get Sasha a new backpack- SO cute! When I got home, Amanda her sitter was laying with her so she could nap, except it was almost 11:00 already and we have school at 12:15- So much for her nap! Amanda said Sasha would have been sleeping except the doorbell rang and that was it.
I prepped a warm bubble bath for the little miss, and got her in it. We spoke about school, and I was fine- I wasn’t emotional, sad, or anything- SO far this mama was STRONG! I showed her the new backpack, and she immediately started to glow! “REALLY!?!? Don’t you just want to stay home with mama all day? Are you THAT excited to go to school?” That’s what I thought to myself, but I just showed her that I was just as excited as her…
As soon as she was dressed I HAD to get some pics of her! Her little brown boots, her owl tights, denim dress and magenta top are all from the Gap! We do AMAZING there! If you don’t have a GAP Card- YOU NEED TO GET ONE! PRONTO!
When Mario walked in and saw her with the backpack and dress, he immediately buckled at the knees and shed some fatherly tears.. To watch this big muscular guy get all mushy is the sweetest thing and breaks my heart each time!
We walked Sasha to school and we were walking so fast, I think we were so nervous, and just didn’t know what to expect- BOY OH BOY! When we walked in- Sasha looked so overwhelmed but was just quiet. She wouldn’t let me take her backpack off at first. All the kids started coming in, and I could feel my heart pound, but I was still “OKAY”…
When the teachers came out of the class to greet the little munchkins, Sasha immediately clung to my leg. They asked that we pick up Sasha so they could take our picture with her… Then as the teachers directed the kids in the class, Sasha looked at me and said, “C’mon Mama, C’mon”… As if I were supposed to be in there with her… Well, she started to cry, so the teacher asked that I sit on the bench in the class for 10 minutes or until she is okay. As I sat and watched her, I started to feel so many emotions, but mostly I was so happy for this little girl. Though she was quiet today, Mrs. Henk & Mrs. Walther will soon see this spunky happy little girl who will just make them smile and laugh all year.
Lucky mama I am, I got to at least watch her paint with watercolors…she was amazing! SO patient, so polite calm and looked like she was having fun, so I skipped out.
Well, I slipped out the door only to find my self in tears… Luckily I had my big sunglasses on- the tears were pouring down. I just feel like time is rushing and flying by, and all I want is to be in this moment with Sasha and Mario forever. Before we know it she will be graduating high school- I can’t handle it… right now.
The hour (just for this week) couldn’t have gone by slower… eventually when it was time for her to come out, she busted open the door and yelled “Hi Mama!” I said “hi baby girl!” and wanted to grab her, but waited for her to come over to me and wrap her arms around me…. It was great. She did GREAT and overall, we are all so happy…
Can’t believe the day finally came and I survived, Sasha thrived and now I can breathe!
Have a wonderful night!