This week is going to be a little rough for this momma. My fierce, independent, loving, crazy and funny middle child starts kindergarten. Although I am so happy she is beyond ready to go and more than excited, a part of me is hurting. I don’t know how I am suppose to let her walk away from me and be in complete care of a woman I have just met. Don’t get me wrong, her teacher seems super sweet and amazing, but she doesn’t know MY Pippa yet. She doesn’t know that she can be shy at first, but will warm up and be your best friend. She doesn’t know that she comes across as tough, but is actually really sensitive. She doesn’t know that she loves hugs even though she may seem like she doesn’t. She won’t know to ignore Pippa if she seems embarrassed and to not call attention to it. She doesn’t know these things yet, but I know she will…because my Pippa is something special.
Pippa has always been my little buddy and my sidekick. She was with me through this time 2 years ago when Finley started kindergarten and knew exactly what to do to distract me from my emotions. I have a completely different relationship with my two older girls and Pippa has always understood me better than Finley. She is more in tune with me and knows when I need a hug, or a kiss, or to be left alone. I am going to miss her so much during the day. My days will be less exciting and less entertaining, but I know she is going to kill it at school. Anywhere Pippa goes she leaves her mark and I have no doubt kindergarten will be the same. She will spread her wings so far that nothing will hold her down. I am excited to see how Pippa develops and to see where life is going to take her!
I love seeing my kids grow and develop, but some days it can be so hard to know they are growing up and getting older. I now have a second grader and a kindergartner. It will just be Grey and I at home during the day…and although I will enjoy the break, I will miss and worry about my little Pippa.