Letters to Our Daughters | September 2014

This is part of my monthly "Letters to Our Daughters" blog circle. After reading this, please visit my friend Bonnie Hussey's page to read her letter to her daughter HERE


Dear Harper,

This month we celebrated a huge milestone in your life: entering Kindergarten! You are finally at the same school as your sister and Mommy has one drop off location in the morning making everyone's life so much easier. You have been such a champ and you are thriving! We were lucky enough to know three other siblings from Drew's class that would be in your dual-language class so we had a foot up and planned playdates ahead of time. That definitely helped the transition. I believe it was your first day that you came home from school and said "Mom, I didn't get any homework yet!" Well, now your teacher has started giving some review homework and you have started reading and you can't get enough. It's so fun to watch your trajectory! 

I was a little worried about how Kindergarten would be without your best friend who is in a different school and am so relieved to see how well you are doing despite missing your dear friend. You talk about Maya everyday  and I miss seeing her and her mom everyday so much. But I know she's never far from our hearts or minds and it makes me so happy to see you meeting so many new friends.... even though Maya will always be your best friend. 

Things have also changed around the house with my going back to an office job for the first time in a very long time, but I know we will all get through it. There aren't enough hours in the day for snuggles so if I stay a little extra long in your bed at night to hug you, I hope you won't mind. I am so proud of you and only ask that you please please don't screech my name and beg for water and beg for food (after you have had dinner)! from your loft. I can hear you and so can our neighbors... and no, you can't have any more water!

I love you and can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings my little Kindergartener!

Love, Mama

First day of Kindergarten 2014