Powell, Wy Photographer | I am thrilled to say that I have joined back up with my blog circle that posts monthly letters to our children. I’m proud to be included in this group of talented women. Please remember to follow the link at the bottom of my post to read more of this 7th installment of our letters.
This is the hardest letter I have written yet. I’ve started it a few times on here, many more in my head. I know that I won’t be able to write what I’m truly feeling in my heart, but I’m trying.
This month you turned 6. I knew it was coming. You reminded me everyday that your birthday was Ju-why 24th. Everyday, every hour. And that you wanted a fire station Lego set and a Ninjago birthday party. You got both, you spoiled little turkey 😉
Usually, turning 5 is the big one. No more preschool, nap time, or The Learning Garden. But, since you were born so late in the summer, we decided to keep you in preschool one more year. So, this is it. Birthday #6 says goodbye to all those things and hello to Kindergarten, homework, and lunch in the cafeteria. You are ridiculously excited. And nervous. I can tell someone talked to you about getting sent to the hallway when you get in trouble. It’s all you talk about and you ask how many bad choices you have to make to get sent out. I’m pretty sure that sitting in the hallway is the scariest thing to you in the world.
I don’t see you getting sent out there for behavior problems. For talking too much? Maybe. But, you are a good boy. You have a good heart and want people to do the right thing. I think you’re excited for the change, but I’m not sure. You tend to change the subject whenever I bring up school. You will, however, break out singing “I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready for Kindergarten!” at completely random moments.
You love your brother, your parents, your dog. You love to eat Mac N Cheese, snack on shaved ices, and follow the instructions to build Lego firetrucks. In fact, you like to fake that you’re asleep and then grab one of those instruction manuals and stay up for hours reading it. Your best friend is Kesh, you have a crush on Quinn, and you really want to spend time with your Grandma and Poppa. This summer you’ve spent time watching The Lego Movie, Frozen and Planes. When you’re not doing that you’re trying to become a better TBall player, pulling weeds with me in the garden, or mowing the lawn with your dad.
Sean, I already miss the little boy you were. The snuggles, the bedtime routine of noses and noggins, the countless episodes of Dinosaur Train and WordWorld. At the same time, I’m excited to watch you grow this year. You’re going to make new friends and learn to read. You’re going to meet music and PE teachers and figure out how to write sentences. I look forward to so much during your first year in school. This month, my hope for you is that you look forward to 1st grade as much as you are looking forward to K.
I love you, buddy, for the little boy you were and the big boy you are so proud to be. Here’s to your birthday. You said it was the best one yet 😉
And now, please head over to Jessica Idalia Photography to read the letter to her adorable boy.