Friday, August 27, 2010
From Never Land to Kindergarten
The morning was filled with nervous anticipation. All five of us made the two block quest to our local elementary school. We were like a parade led by my excited little boy. He sang "You Can Fly" from Peter Pan the entire way to school. It was precious and tore at my heart at the same time. How ironic that my son was singing the song that contained the very instructions Wendy, Michael, and John needed to go to a place where they would never have to grow up as he was about to mark a very defining milestone of maturity in his life. As we walked, I gripped his hand tighter and tighter, wishing and hoping to stop time. I wanted to fly away with him to a place where he wouldn't grow up and would be my baby forever and ever.
Alas, we arrived at the school. No magic pixie dusk ever took us away. Instead, he joined the other 30 children in his class for one last good bye to Mommy and Daddy and a first hello to his new big boy world. I hid my tears behind my big, dark sunglasses and then looked down at my other two boys wondering how I could get pixie dust in time to go to Never Land with them before they started kindergarten.
Until then, I'm searching for Tinker Bell. If you find her, please tell her to stop by my house.