My Facebook and Instagram feeds are overflowing with proud faces, all basking in the glow of cap and gown, pomp and circumstance, diploma and accolade that come with graduation. Pre-K graduation. Yes, those little 4 and 5 year olds are about to embark on the real world and take the place by storm.
It won’t be long before those little ones are smelling up the house with their pre-pubescent funk – of the physical and emotional variety. And then the next thing you know, they are asking for the keys to the car and negotiating curfew. Then in a blink of an eye you are on a college tour and wondering how on earth the adult giving the tour hasn’t graduated from college yet since he seems closer to your own age than that of your child, who just graduated from Pre-K, didn’t she?
Yes, the days are long and the years are short. I would say cherish every moment of them.
But, I would also say don’t let anyone make you feel anything but justified for those moments when you wish your fairy godmother would sweep in and work some magic to-just-get-through-one-more-day. Let’s be real. Even one more minute would be helpful.
Hang in there, mommas. You got this.