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Well it's begun.  We received our first mail addressed "To the parents of Macy...." from the elementary school.  The letter was an announcement about a packet of materials available to pick up for our kindergartener.  On one hand, we were excited to get the mail and see some sign that the school knows we're here-it was our first mailing so it provided proof that this is really happening.  It also provided a new opportunity to talk to Macy about the upcoming start of school, etc., to take one more baby step forward (or in this case, because she's "not a baby anymore" step).

On the other hand, receiving the mail was a bit depressing because it stuck me as the beginning of fading into the background and being a faceless parent to forever be known as "Macy's mom."  I can remember my mom saying good-naturedly to a friend of mine that her first name wasn't "Kelly's Mom."  I also remember giving her a teenage "whatever, mom" type of response but I'm starting to get a taste for what she was talking about.  I know this chapter of our lives is all about Macy and not Mike and I, it's just an observation.

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