Thursday, June 11, 2009

Zack has one day left of Kindergarten

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


  1. Keep looking ahead to all the amazing firsts he will have.

  2. I still can't help it, I cried last night over it!

  3. enjoy every moment and treasure every tear, I have a "first" as well, and celebrated and cried this week also at his celebration at school to move on to Middle School..time just won't slow down enough for me.

  4. Lori that is so cool, having a son I mean and getting to do all these cool things and watching him grow up...we have tried for some time to have a baby, still working on it, in the mean time we spend as much as time as I can with my brother's and sister's kids...between them they have 5, so its kind of cool...there is games to go to and every days thing, like yesterday I got to spend the day with my sister & her kids and my mom, it was her son's first day off after school ended he finished 1st grade, we went to the Lego store & he told me all about how it works and helped me get my own legos, it was so much fun...thanks for sharing...and lettine me share...

  5. Oh, I love this photo of the little hands. Awwww. Congrats to Zack! He's a big boy now! sniffle.

  6. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Hi Lori,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog:

    I went to check your I loved the jewelry!

    I hope you'll enjoy the summer with Zack. I have an 8 year old girl and a 1 year old boy. I can predict that this summer will be quite adventurous...



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