I feel like in a blink of an eye this day has come. I remember the day my Princess was born and cannot believe she has graduated preschool. I have a feeling I’m going to be saying these same words when she graduates high school, college, gets married, has her first child, etc. Life is so busy and goes so fast, I’m trying to be more present in my daily life (which is so hard when I’m so busy taking care of my little ones), because I don’t want life to fly by and only have to-do lists in my memory. My Baby, Grouchy Husband, and I all attended my Princess’ graduation.
The school had a graduation ceremony but first we attended her class ceremony. This was the kindergarten bridge the children would all be walking over after accepting their diplomas. I am not an emotional person except when it comes to my children. I was teary-eyed watching her walk over the bridge.
My Princess attended a Montessori preschool. The children in her class are three to five years old. It is the Montessori way to have classes of mixed ages so the younger children can learn from the older children and the older children can teach the younger children. Only the children graduating had butterflies.
The class sang songs.
This is when my eyes started to water.
At the end of the class ceremony, the children graduating held up their diplomas.
During the school ceremony there was more singing. Olivia loves to sing.
After the school ceremony the kids enjoyed ice cream and Ms. Marilia, their teacher, talked about the portfolio each child put together. I really loved Ms. Marilia. She was so creative yet so structured. My Princess had a wonderful time in Ms. Marilia’s class.
Mama is so proud of you. You did such a good job accepting your diploma, singing your songs, and I loved the portfolio you put together. You are now a preschool graduate. You know how to write your name, count to 100, read simple words, and make beautiful art. You are becoming such a fine little lady.
I love you always,