Monday, August 25, 2008

It's that time......

Realizing that your child is growing up SUCKS! Teaching your baby girl to shave SUCKS!
Discussing important "girly" topics with your baby girl SUCKS! Sending your baby girl to school SUCKS!

But meeting a teacher who already gave your baby girl a big hug and said "Can't wait to see you tomorrow for the first day of school!!!!" was awesome. Watching your baby girl picking out the cutest outfit in her closet to show off her newly shaved legs is awesome. Having your baby girl showcasing her favorite outfits and acting like a model is awesome. Seeing your baby girl interact with other kids at school, seeing friends again, laughing, smiling, flirting with some boys, flashing her award winning smile with her sparkly blue eyes is awesome.

So tomorrow is the first day of school and for the first time since Diva has started school I will not be escorting her to SCHOOL! I won't be holding her hand, I won't be sitting with her while they figure out what bus she will ride, I won't be standing on the sidelines, crying, saying goodbye to our summer. Instead, I will pack her lunch, give her a smooch, tell her I love her and to have a great day at school then I will watch her walk out the door with her friend and wave as they gossip the whopping block to the shuttle bus. I will most definitely cry after she walks out the door. I already have. I will get a hug from my supportive husband and I will then jump in the car with my wild friend and will have a drink while my daughter is slaving away at school and my husband is hard at work. And I will most definitely laugh. And I most definitely will giggle. I will most likely smile as I think of them slaving away at school and work while I sit and have a beer in the middle of the afternoon. Ha!

I also have to inform my husband who has been away for the last few days but will be home within the hour that his 10 1/2yr old daughter shaved her legs. She missed a lot of hair however, she did not cut a gaping wound into her knee like I did the first time I shaved. I'm not sure if that wonderful supportive husband will approve of my decision. I'm gonna have consider dropping to my knees before I give him the news. LOL! Or I could just not tell him...I don't think he would notice. I'll see how tired I am upon his arrival. :)

I'm gonna miss my daughter terribly tomorrow. I have been relishing our time together recently. My hubby, Diva's friend, Diva and myself took the dogs to a lake the other day for a swim. It was so fun and such a happy time for all of us. We also all went shopping for a backpack and last minute school supplies while seeping on Frosty's. I took Diva and 3 friends to a movie and supper. It was a good time for all. Well, my hubby didn't particularly care for the shopping as the mall gives him hives but we just ignored his pouts like we always do.

Tomorrow will be sad for me but I'm pretty sure I will survive the moment. I realize that times change and that every day is one day closer to Diva not needing her mom as much. I realize that she is growing into a beautiful young girl and that she is slowly becoming a teenager. But I'm okay with this for this time.


quitecontrary1977 said...

that leg-shaving is a big milestone. I started shaving in 5th grade and remember feeling so grown! congratulations to your daughter on growing up!

Mike Golch said...

waiting to see here go thru the same thing PRICELESS! (Just remember your Mom went thru this with you)Hugs and God's Blessings. Mike G. said that!


You'll be ok! I hope she has a great first day.

Kel said...

It is that time of the year again...awe...hang in there and try to enjoy the moments to yourself. She sounds like a little firecracker herself (if she's anything like her mother) and I'm sure she'll be wonderful. All else fails, us bloggy friends are always here for a little pick me up!

Kathryn said...

I remember my mother not wanting me to shave my legs but I did it anyway. I was such a hairy little girl. ;)

Why do they have to grow up so dang fast????

sltbee69 said...

My girl started a week ago today. It was the start of 6th grade. Yep, for the first time ever she didn't want me to walk her to class. Broke my heart just a little bit. More power to you on letting Diva shave. Not this mean mommy! I hope she has a great first day!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Leg shaving.
Oh no. No no no no.
I'm going to find a way to purposely stunt my girls growth.

OHmommy said...

Oh wow.... so many changes for you both.

I remember shaving my legs for the first time too. She will remember your time together too.

:) She is growing up. They do it too FAST.

Blessings From Above said...

Wow. shaving legs is a big milestone. I wouldn't tell the hubby. Chances are he won't even notice!

Sounds like tomorrow will be a bittersweet day. Enjoy your time with a friend...especially the giggles. Grown-up girl time is priceless.

BTW, I so wish we lived by each other. I think we would have a BLAST in "real" life! :)