Goodbye Forever Preschool

My daughter graduates from preschool this week. I have mixed feelings on the subject mostly because I watched a video that made me WANT A BABY RIGHT NOW.

But this is our last preschool go around as far as I know and it makes graduation just a little bittersweet. Mostly for me since I think she’s happy to hang out all summer long in her pajamas with me and E and Scott.

This year has been so full of change and growth. She began reading and writing stories. She’s learning math and fell in love with science. But the best part of her school work is she puts a tiny, stick-figure dog on everything she does. EVERYTHING.

I circled it for you just in case you thought it was a rainforest creature.

It’s like I gave birth to the artist formerly known as my daughter. I hope she never stops.

Her confidence level over the last year has skyrocketed. She’s speaking up for herself and trying new things like gymnastics and ice skating and the Tower of Terror!

Six months and a world apart.
Tower of Terror maybe didn’t go as well as gymnastics, but she was proud of herself for doing it.
Ice skating lesson
Her first lesson was made even more spectacular when she fell and got right back up again and skated.

I love our moments together, and I’m so proud of this amazing girl!

On Mary's Rock
I focusing very hard on taking this photo and not on the giant drop behind us.
My Rockstar
Rocking out to Frozen. Shhh, mom don’t help.
Sunglasses family
The two coolest kids in school.

I’ll miss having as much time together to goof off as she ventures on to elementary school (after 12 weeks of summer but STILL).

Happy Graduation Day to my favorite girl in the whole world, and thank you for making me a better person.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

7 thoughts to “Goodbye Forever Preschool”

  1. The stick dog on every picture – oh, yes.

    It makes me love her. And you for raising her.

    People are so so so awesome when we let them be.
    Happy summer to you all.

  2. It is such a wonderful thing to watch them grow up, see who they are becoming and watch them take on life. Each stage is so different and challenging…for us and them. I look forward to summer too with my girls. I just love the time to soak them up. Congratulations on your daughter’s jump to elementary school!!

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