Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Neatest thing in nature

Trish gave us our prompt today, and asked us to share the neatest thing we've seen in nature. Frankly, I think just about everything in nature is amazing. But especially food. You plant a little tiny rock-looking thing, and a few weeks later you have a vegetable to serve to your family. How is that possible? And butterflies. That's just about the craziest thing ever. Start as a worm, transform into a gorgeous, flying creature. Amazing.

I've got growth on the mind today. It was Emma's last day of preschool. Of course, the moms were all sobbing and the kids were pinging off the wall, excited about Kindergarten. I made a card for her teachers with pictures from the first and last day of school, last year and this. She has gone from the tiniest kid in school to one of the leaders of the pack. Again, amazing. Tomorrow I sign her up for kindergarten. One of my friends will be watching George so that Emma and I can have some time together. She won't understand the significance (just like she couldn't understand why tears were leaking out from under my sunglasses as we drove away from school today), but I do. My first born is starting to leave the nest. I know I've got many years to go, but I have to start now. It will take me that long to get used to the idea. Who am I kidding? Like I'll get used to it! Yeah, right.

9 comments:

Mom said...

You never get used to it and my eyes are leaking!

loonyhiker said...

Just to let you know, teachers feel the same way! I get choked up about some of my seniors graduating. I've taught them for 4 years so I feel a lot like their parents. Letting them grow and go is such a hard thing to do.

glynis said...

I'm feeling the same way. It's good to know I'm not alone!

Stacey said...

Lovely card. Drake starts preschool in the fall. I'm looking forward to it, but I am not looking forward to it.

heather said...

It is sad. They are constantly changing and growing... I find just when I've got one stage figured out, my kids move onto the next stage. What a beautiful card you made, love the quote.

Zephanee said...

Very lovely card! My son started pre-school a few weeks ago when he turned 3. It was tough and I know it will be even tougher once he starts kindergarten if I decide not to homeschool. Sometimes you just wish you could make them stay little forever.

Kristen said...

Beautiful card! I can only look on and sympathize. It astonishes me when I look at my nieces and nephews and think how they've grown. But it's not the same emotion a mom feels.

ArtcMom said...

Awwww,thats so sweet. I wish I had done something like that! My dd is soooo excited about kindergarden. I'll definitely have to do a LO like yours for that!

Tink said...

It is always sad to realize that your baby is growing up. Even though Z is my granddaughter, I still feel a tug at my heartstrings each time a school year ends.