Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 7 100th day of School

This year has marked a great transition in our lives as our oldest daughter Maya has begun her school career. While anticipation was high, and Maya in general has enjoyed her days at school, this year has proven to be an adjustment for us all. Kindergarten is not what it used to be a mere twenty years ago, and I am continually blown away by the amount of work and learning expected of today's five year old. This February marked a major day in their year as they celebrated the 100th day of school!!! Wow!! Already halfway to being a first grader and despite my attempts at slowing her childhood down, Maya is continuing to blossom right before our eyes.

A few weeks ago I happened to catch Maya in deep conversation (with my mother) for now.... and it struck me at just how mature she seemed....and while she still has many years of being a child ahead, I know they will go by in a blink of an eye and I will long for these simpler days in her childhood.