My daughter starting Kindergarten tomorrow. I don't know how this is possible. She is still my little baby, the one who I snuggle with some mornings, and the one I can hold right in the crooks of my body.
I am nervous. I feel like I'm sending her off to the unknown, where I won't really know what she's doing. Her preschool allowed me get a glimpse of her day - I always talked to her teachers in the morning and afternoon. They helped Mr feel still connected - because I knew what she was reading, who she was friends with, and what she was challenged by.
And now, I feel like I need go let go, just a little. And it gives me this empty feeling in my stomach. Just today, T told me that she loved me when she was in my stomach. How can I let go of that kind of spirit and innocence?
And then it dawned on me.... I think this is the slippery slope to helicopter parenthood....