Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pause, please.

I need a pause button.

Like, for example, when you're watching something really good, like "Nine By Design" or "The Hills" or "The City" for that matter and someone (ahem, Mike) tries to talk to you about who these people are and what is going on and who is on drugs? and why do you watch this?

Pause.

Excuse me, I am watching this. Can everyone (this means you, Mike) please quiet down (er, shut up) while Stephanie and KC have it out? This is important.

Ella is all about the pause button, too. She asks us to do it in the middle of rousing games of eye spy.

"Mommy, I have to go to the potty. Pause the game!"

or in bed..."Mommy, I have to feed Goldy (her goldfish). Pause the story!"

I need the pause button for Ella.

She's just getting too old. I registered her for kindergarten today.

What?!?

PAUSE!

A bus. Real school. Homework. Gone...all day? All week? Waahhh...

I am so not ready.

At a red light the other day, I saw one of those stickers on the back of the car in front of me with her school on it. A silly magnet set me off. I was immediately the weirdo, crying in her car, alone.

My baby is growing up and while that is all natural and good, I am not zen about it. I am not welcoming this with open arms. Rather with teary eyes and an armful of tissues and mandatory "cuddle time" with the almost 5 year old.

Pre school graduation is looming. Invest in Kleenex stock today. You'll thank me this fall.

Where, seriously, where did the time go?

8 comments:

Meghan said...

this post alone was enough for me to need tissues!!!

Maria said...

Aww...I can already see me writing this 5 years from now! I may be writing it in a month! I can't get over how fast it goes by!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I'm going to be a mess when Zach goes to kindergarten. If you figure out how to pause the whole growing up process, please let me know.

Rebecca DeWire said...

I once cried when I watched an episode of the WonderPets when the baby blowfish went to preschool. Just the idea of Elena going to preschool makes me cry, I can't imagine kindergarten! I agree with you about wanting a pause button.

Mimi said...

One ferklempt Mimi here. love that picture, too. My baby girl!
So grateful that I got to share the first 5 years of my E.

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH I think I am the odd one here...I was ok with them going to Preschool, my kids NEEDED some time with their peers..and here is was only 2.5 hours - enough time for them to get some freedom and still spend time at home and with me.

It was kindergarden (which here is less than 2.5 hours) where I cried. I walked home from their 1st day and I cried like a baby. Both of mine went at the same time and that was a big day for us.

NOW, they will be in 3rd grade in the fall and I am like, "LOVE YOU - see you later - have fun - bye!!!"

PHEW. HAHAHA...... it will be good for you both and there are SOOO many good times ahead when you see them LIGHT up with their own lives and friends and homework, it is priceless.

xo

Jennifer said...

I too, need the tissues.... Alexis growing up too fast and she is only just turning 1 at the end of this month. I am not ready to let go of my baby but at the same time I am so excited to see her personality grow each day. I just can't kiss or hug her enough!!! I'm surprised that peanut still has cheeks! :)

Angela said...

A huge smile for how big and beautiful Ella looks...and a big hug for you. I've skipped kindergarten and have already started thinking when they bring their first girlfriend home.