Reflections on the Eve of Preschool

I knew this day was going to come.¬†From the moment I held him in my arms I knew his dependence on me wouldn’t last Preschool Kids. Thirstiesforever.¬†Eventually I would have to let him go and our days spent together would be relegated to the weekends. Soon, he’ll have friends, sports, hobbies, school and homework. I’ll no longer be his one and only “best friend.” I may even have to drop him off a block away from the party so I don’t embarrass him. Graduation will come; maybe he’ll go away for college, maybe he’ll stick around and learn a trade. He’ll meet someone who’ll take his breath away; my position as the most important woman in his life will become second fiddle to the one he’ll call his wife. Children will come, jobs will be accepted and life’s rough spots will be endured.

All the while I will remember him … Read More