Monday, August 20, 2007

Knock Knock . . . Who's there? . . . Elle . . . Elle who? . . . Elementary School.

Elle turned 5 today . . . I still can't believe it. She starts kindergarten on Thursday. 5 years ago today - actually right now - I got my epidural and I told the anesthesiologist that 'this is the beginning of the end' as he stuck a huge needle that only belongs in nightmares and movies about nightmares in my lower back - and I thanked him!! I meant the whole labor thing, but in truth it was the beginning of the end of my life as I knew it. I have spent my life doing whatever pleases me and whatever I want to do, but now I make decisions with someone else at the helm of my ship. And boy, has it been a lovely ride. I absolutely love kids and they crack me up and amaze me every day - but every morning I wake up and look at my little girl and think, "wow, I created that." She gets so annoyed with me because I laugh at every single thing she does and repeat every single thing she says. I have already cried like 15 times today and she keeps telling me to stop staring at her, but I really can't help it. I love her more than I ever thought possible and she gives me new reasons every day. It has been a great year and I totally look forward to seeing what crazy things she comes up with for this upcoming one . . . I can't wait to meet her friends and watch her interests grow and see all the wonderful things she will learn and I will absolutely miss knowing what she is doing every second of every day and being the coolest person she knows.


emawkc said...

A few weeks ago, after getting a huge hug from our soon-to-be 5-year-old, I looked at her and said "Someday soon, you won't want to give me big hugs anymore."

She smiled and said, "Yeah, but I'll still love you anyway."

KC Sponge said...

Yeah, she told me that once she was five I wouldn't be able to hold her anymore. But today we were walking out of the YMCA and she told me to pretend she was four so I could carry her to the car.

Love it.

Five just seems so old. . .

Spyder said...

So good to see you tonight! Elle is just too cute!!!

I'm taking in all the happenings in Kansas City and saving you all the trouble . . . I'll let you know whether to soak it up or squeeze it out!!