My nephew starts kindergarten today! KINDERGARTEN!!
Where have the past five years gone since Mr. C entered and, ultimately, transformed our lives? Although my niece is the 'first' born, he is the 'first boy' which comes with a whole different set of 'attentions', as does being the second in the family. Just ask my niece, who will explain quite clearly (and at length - she's an adorable chatterbox!) that her "brother"(spiced with just the right amount of emphasis - bro-ther) - who is two years nearly to the day younger than she is - gets 'to do more' and gets 'away with more' than she does. Ahhhh, yes...the joys of sibling rivalry! *grin*
He's quite the guy, my Mr. C. He loves playing hockey and riding his bike; he loves his ninjas and superheroes; he loves his gymnastics and swimming lessons. He is filled to bursting with fun and frolic and exponential energy. Like my niece, he's a tumbling, giggly, darling blend of sweetness - and sometimes 'brat' - whose presence adds so much texture, dimension and joy to my life. To all our lives. Love him? Only absolutely!
Although I'm not around to walk to school with him (perhaps just as well...I have tears-running-down- my-cheeks-now just 'thinking' about this new path he's embarking on....), I made him a card to celebrate his 'big day'....
Simon Says Stamps' Storybook Fox is adorable and because foxes are clever, it was - at least in this aunty's mind - the 'perfect' critter for my nephew. He has smarts...loads and loads of smarts!
Along with the card is a bookmark, filled with a trio of cutie-pie fingerprint images (Simon Says set) and encouraging sentiments to remind him just how one-of-a-kind he truly is.
Here's the duo that his mom will give/read to him this morning. Hope he likes them; hope he knows just how deeply his Aunty c loves him and believes in him.
A new phase of his life's journey begins. And yes, it is a BIG DAY! I need to keep the 'places he'll go' and the things he'll learn in mind. I hope the 'bigger world' will embrace him with open, welcoming arms. I hope his curiosity and willingness to try new things will bring him new opportunities. I need stop writing now before I become an even more hot mess of tears! On the 'cheer-me-up side': his class now becomes a potential audience to make 'stuff' for! Woo hoo!
Happy First Day of Kindergarten, my boy!
Have fun today...and every day!
Love, Aunty c
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