Today was Zack's Kindergarten party and "award" ceremony. It was chaos, and about exactly as you'd expect. But all that chaos was ok, because this is the last Kindergarten class I'll ever get to experience, and I want to cherish it all.
Kindergarten -- all the crayons and glue and glitter, all the backwards-written "fives" and the joy over counting by tens, and the confusion of both mom and son when we try to decipher what he was writing phonetically....
With one child, things are always firsts at the same time as being lasts. For a long while, that really got to me, but then I realized how MUCH there is to enjoy and experience, and I started doing my best to concentrate on THAT, and not on the bittersweetness of things passing.
I'll have more to write about Zack's last day of Kindergarten later, but for now, I'll leave you with this -- hug your kidlets, big or small, and enjoy every single day.
When Lori isn't playing in Kindergarten class, she makes jewelry. Her web site is www.lorianderson.net