The beginning of the end...

And so it begins.  The last  week of school.  I have been dreaming about this week for a couple of weeks.  I long for the days of summer vacation when I don't have to wake up early and rush out the door to walk the kiddies to school.

The end of the school year activities began today.  The kindergarten moms were invited to observe their kiddies while the teacher showcased some of the things they learned this year.  Of course, Jack was the brightest and smartest.  But if you ask the other moms, I'm sure they'll say the same thing about their child. (But we all know the real truth!)

There were no sad goodbyes, because today was only the last day of Jack's first year of kindergarten.  In Mexico, children attend kindergarten for 2 or 3 years, depending on their age and/or date of birth.

That is when I came to a startling realization.  Next school year will be Jack's last year of kindergarten.  But it will also be mine.  I have been taking my kiddies to that same kindergarten every day for 7 or 8 years. The Jardin de Niños has been such a huge part of my life for so long and it's almost over.  Where did the time go?  And who allowed my kiddies to grow up?  Sigh!

9 comments:

  1. You need to start aiming at the afternoon sessions.

    I drove a nina to her first grade classes every morning for a year (and pick her up) because she registered late and had to go to the next town to be admitted. Actually I liked it, met her friends, moms, watched her soccer games and and excuse to get up early

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  2. I'm curious. When do they start kindy? is it like preschool at age 3 or 4 here? Also, I thought our kids got out late for summer in mid-June. We start again Sept 1st. When do your kids go back?

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  3. awww...where indeed??!!

    You can always have another!! LOL!!!

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  4. my youngest starts school in February and I swear she was born yesterday!!

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  5. I think they can enter Kinder when they can handle the bathroom by themselves ... and say ya mi mejo

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  6. Wow! School ends a little later where you are. I think that's great! Seems silly to send kids home in June up here.

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  7. Stopping by from SITS and I'm your newest follower.

    I think it's amazing that you just picked up and moved to Mexico. So ballsy of you. I don't even like to go to the ladies room by myself ;)

    The end of the school year is always bittersweet for kids, moms, and teachers.

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  8. El Jubilado: Hope was thisclose to getting the afternoon shift at the Secundaria.

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  9. Leslie you get your last year next year and Im getting my first. Im so excited and nervous about Alana going. She is so ready though and cant wait. I cant believe she will be 4 next week. I can only imagine how you feel about Jack.

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