No Longer a Kindergartener

by Janice

jacksons-cubby.jpgToday was Jackson’s last day in Kindergarten.

And as every mom will say — I can’t believe it is already over! But yet, September seems like a very long time ago.

With my belly nine months swollen with Olivia, I had handed my son over to a teacher I didn’t know and prayed that he would be okay. I was as scared as he was.

We both had some rough days and some great days. I wonder which he will remember the most…

Five years from now, when Olivia’s hand slips out of mine as she heads into school, I think it will be much easier for all of us. Especially since her big brother, full of advice and love, will be just a few classrooms away. And all of us will know that she will be okay — just like Jackson was, indeed, totally okay.

Way to go Jackson — you did a GREAT job! Congratulations!

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 R.L.Scovens June 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Great job Jackson!! You have your whole life ahead of you!

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2 Tonya June 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Wow he just got out of school! And he has lost teeth! What a big boy :)

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3 Kristi June 27, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I think there’s going to be a whole slew of us commiserating over sending our kids to first grade come September. I love the missing tooth smile. Noah still doesn’t even have any loose.

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4 Dolls Clothes Gal June 27, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Great tale of how our kids grow up way too fast!

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5 M June 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Ohhhh Congratulations! I teach kindergarten so I get to do it over and over again…it’s the best grade of all! ….and I have been out for 2 weeks now….and am looking forward to fall already!
Happy Summer!

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6 Angela Horne June 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Oh – the bittersweetness of watching them grow! Congrats, Mom… AND Jackson. ;)

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7 Stephanie June 27, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Hooray for Jackson! He looks so proud!

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8 Nodins Nest June 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm

WhooHoo, good for you Jackson! I’m sure everyone is so proud of you!

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9 Jackie June 27, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Congrats, Jackson! What a handsome little man you have. :)

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10 RefreshMom June 27, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Awww…congrats Jackson! My oldest starts Kindergarten in the fall and I never expected to be one of those moms who got all teary at the prospect, but here I am.

Last night I was watching the video I took at Bug’s last day of Jr-K and got totally choked up at their song “So long preschool it’s been fun, Kindergarten here we come!” (Heck! I’m doing it again typing it here.) I do want him to grow up, really I do! Why does it make me a sappy mess!?

Enjoy your big boy this summer (and these sweet days with Olivia before she joins him down the hall!)

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11 Kari June 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Yay for Jackson!!! :D I’m sure you have grown so much….enjoy the summer and then FIRST GRADE!!! :D

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12 melody is slurping life June 28, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Already a graduate. Congratulations, Jackson!

Wow, he just gets more handsome everyday.

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