I’m having a weepy, emotional kind of day. (Yes, mom, it’s that time of the month). Jacob’s last day of preschool before the holiday break was today. It dawned on me that preschool is now officially half way over and we are that much closer to Kindergarten. Jacob’s ready for Kindergarten… I know he’ll love it. In a way, I’m ready for Kindergarten because I do know he’ll love it. What I’m not ready for is him to walk through that school door, me to blink, and next thing I know we’ll be at his high school graduation. The past 5 years since his birth has gone by in the blink of an eye. I want time to stand still.
When I walked Jacob into school today, he ran to put his backpack and coat on the hook, then he ran into his classroom, completely forgetting the typical hug and kiss he always gives me. Right before he got seated, it must have dawned on him that he hadn’t said goodbye because he looked at me and yelled “MOM!!! I forgot to give you a hug and a kiss!” So, he ran back to me, I scooped him up in my arms, gave him a huge hug and kiss, told him I loved him, and sent him on to start his day. In preschool, hugs and kisses from mom is still cool. I wonder when it becomes the un-cool thing to hug your mom goodbye. I don’t want that day to come.