Tomorrow you will start Kindergarten. You are so talented and so full of life and joy, I know you will do great. Your enthusiasm makes me excited to see you go, but it also is something I will miss having around me as much. You have been waiting for this day for months. When a friend asked you at the beginning of the summer if you were excited for the summer, you said, “I am excited for The Museum School.” I hope you have a happy year. I hope your confidence, kindness, and helpfulness only continue to grow outside my reach. I hope your love of learning takes off.
What I know without a doubt, is that my favorite part of the day is going to be picking you up from school. Trying to get a glimpse of you from carpool line. Trying to coax a smile from you even if you are grumpy after a long day. Having you back home with me, where, no matter what happens at school, you can play, go crazy, hide, whatever you want to do. Where, I will get to cuddle up with you, read to you, just be with you.
Jude, I love watching you grow up. You make me so proud. So, tomorrow, go have fun!