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Welcome Summer, Goodbye Summer

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Summer finally arrived, albeit late, and now that it's here the days seem to be slipping away too quickly.  I say that because I love the warm weather, but also because at the end of summer is "The Day"...the start of KINDERGARTEN.  Macy's preschool concluded at the end of May and the start of kindergarten still felt a good distance away. Now that we're fully in the fold of summer, I can clearly hear a clock ticking away in the back of mind.  It's not a bad feeling by any means, but it's there none-the-less, tick...tock...tick...tock.

The underlying message is a little voice asking "Are you ready?"  "Is Macy ready?"  "Does she know all she needs to do well in school?"  "Did you choose a good before-and-after school care program for her?"  "What about the day-to-day logistics?"  I have had a few late nights when sleep wouldn't come because these questions (and many more like them) were ricocheting in my mind. I'm sure it's normal because we adore out little girl and want the best for her. 

All the "seasoned parents" are probably laughing at us right now, but hey it's a legitimate emotion and I'm trying to be completely open on this blog as we share our experiences. A few more weeks and all of these concerns will be in the rearview mirror with a whole new set of questions forming about her school life, friends, activities, etc.  And so it begins!

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