Found our seat.
What's the first thing a blogging mama does?
Take one for Instagram.
Here is a better smile!
Can't tell you who is more nervous.
Daddy or Caitlin.
Here he is giving her a pep talk.
"It was a great day", Caitlin, 5 years old
And you all would just go on thinking that we
were having a grand old time in Kindergarten.
That we had a painless and tearless first week.
But I don't blog that way.
So here is what happened every morning after the first day.
My big girl, trying to wipe away all the tears before going into class.
You see, she doesn't like that she has to walk in without me.
She has to line up with her classmates and walk to her desk.
Independent of Mom.
Like a big girl.
So every morning we are fine, until we have to line up.
And then the waterworks start.
I put on my brave face.
The one I wore every day last year for four months.
I smile, and tell her how proud I am of my Kindergartner.
That I know she can do it.
That I will be here to pick her up before she knows it.
Then I wait until she is inside, and hide around the corner.
And then peek in the tinted window to see,
what I was pretty sure of,
she is just fine, no tears, taking her place at carpet time.
No one can prepare you for the emotional roller coaster of motherhood.
Thank God, though.
I love the ride.