Thursday, May 26, 2011

School's Out for the (Spring)Summer!

Today was Sonya's last day of first grade.  Yes, it was today.  I just heard all of you yell "but it's May!" You have to remember though, she went back to school in the middle of August.  Still, I can't believe a whole school year has gone by already.  And I can't believe my first baby is now out of first grade.

I know I say it a lot on here, how I feel like time is just going way too fast, but it really is.  It makes me sad when I think about it too much.  At least I still have two who haven't even started school yet, but in the blink of an eye they will be right there with Sonya.  So, I had to fight back tears this morning as she left for her last day of school, because I am sad she is growing up.  Also, because now I have ten weeks with her at home.  All day. Every day.  I know, I'm conflicted.

As it turns out my daughter is just as sensitive as I am, if not more.  Most kids are thrilled with the last day of school.  They usually count down the days until it comes.  When I went to pick Sonya up from school today, I watched as all the kids ran out of the school with big smiles on their faces.  They were ready to face the next six weeks of no school and no homework, with happiness and excitement.  Then I saw Sonya.  She walked down the steps of the school in tears.

"What happened girlie?" I asked as I put my arm around her shoulders.

"I'm going to miss Mrs. Mckenna!!!" she wailed between sobs.

Sonya gets just a tad bit attached to people.  So far she's loved every teacher she's had since preschool and has cried leaving every one of them.  I told her to calm down, and if she stopped crying we would take a picture with her and her teacher.  We took the picture and said our goodbyes.  Then the girls ran around outside with the other school kids for about 20 minutes.  Sonya forgot about being sad and leaving her beloved teacher.  Then we started walking to the car, and she started to get upset again.  She cried in the car the entire way to In-N-Out.  She's a sensitive soul, that one.

Luckily cheeseburgers, french fries and lemonade, make everything better.  

1 comment:

Tim Taylor said...

In-N-Out ALWAYS makes everything better! Don't you wish we had had that when you were little? (Of course, McDonald's works in a pinch, too - even Mac-O-Donaldo's)