This week has been ROUGH! I have to send my baby girl off to kindergarten and we (actually only me) are not ready! My little hot mess is 5 and it’s time to let go. Say it ain’t so! OK, you can’t say it because it is so! So although I procrastinated in the hope of delaying the inevitable, today I broke down and took the kids shopping for school clothes and supplies for tomorrow. This is a new adventure for us. Are we ready? Have I taught Bug well? Is she ready for school? Am I ready for her to go to school? I’m probably (most assuredly) not, but I realized today that I have taught her something. And that something is to SPARKLE! My baby girl gets it! No matter the circumstances, as long as you sparkle, everything will be fine!
We went from store to store and she picked sparkle after sparkle. I said, “You better watch out Bug or you’ll be known as Sparkle Girl” to which she replied, “It’s OK Mommy. I like to sparkle…just.like.you!”. (Insert teary emotional outburst here.)
She didn’t pick a single thing that didn’t sparkle! I’m so proud! My baby girl and I clash on a lot of things, but sparkles aren’t one of them!
We have a sparkly Backpack…Hello Kitty!
And a sparkly lunch box! Disney to boot!
CiCi and Rockie Sparkle Clothes (more Disney sparkle…thank you very much!).
And even more sparkles!
And Hello Kitty! Could you be more sparkly if you tried?
But the cream of the crop? Bug has wanted “Twinkle Toes” for 2 years now! I keep telling her, “maybe when you start school baby”. Guess what? She’s starting school tomorrow and she has Twinkle Toes! She is so stinkin’ excited! I’m so stinkin’ sad! She’ll sparkle and shine in school and Mommy will cry in the background.
She’s ready…I am not! Sparkle on baby girl. Mommy will cry behind your back but know that I am oh-so-proud of you. You sparkle even without all of the glittery stuff! You are a rock star and I will let you soar!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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