To our little monkey,
Today is a very special day, sweetheart. Today is the last day of your gradual entry into daycare. Its not been easy for you I know, but your teachers tell me that soon after I leave you are adapting well. It breaks my heart to bits to leave you there when you cling so tight, tears streaming down your face. I want make it better by calling the whole thing off and returning home where we can play all day, just the two of us.
It was so hard for you but you put on a brave face even though your precious little lower lip couldn’t stop quivering.
You didn’t see me but I looked in the window before I left. I saw you hugging Doggie tight as you listened to the teacher read your favorite Cat in the Hat book. I was so proud of you then. And sad. These days are precious and fleeting. I don’t want to miss a thing.
I want to be there for every milestone you achieve. I want to savour each new word you add to your vocabulary, to hear you say your first complete sentence. I want to be there every time you scrape your knee, or need a hug.
Please know that I think of you often when we are apart. I won’t be by your side every moment as I have been for the first two years of your life, but I will always be right next to you, in my heart.
You see, I’m working on a new path for myself in my life and career. One day you’ll understand how important it was for us to start this journey when we did. That is what you are doing, my little love, you are on your way. Your new ‘school’ is preparing you for what will be an amazing life. And, I will be there to show you the way if you’ll let me.
I love you always, and to bits.
OLM is such a big boy now. I can’t wait to pick him up from school and give him a great big hug.