So Molly went off to her first day of school, well it was orientation to her school. It was only an hour, but still, it was hard. It was mostly a blur to be honest, good thing there were handouts. It wasn’t until after things began to sink in.
After dropping her off at daycare, the radio had people debating on how sex ed should be taught in elementary school. Then it really hit me, for almost five years, her primary influence has been us. Now as we begin to release her to the world, we hope that we have done enough of whatever we had to do, to protect her from the evils outside the bubble of our home. What happens if… What if she this… When will she that… The reality is, SHE WILL BE FINE We can’t protect her from everything, we can only give her the skills to watch out for herself. I am not too worried about her, SHE WILL BE FINE.
It’s not the unknown I am afraid of because SHE WILL BE FINE. I am sad that she is growing up so fast. I have been pretty good at not getting sappy with most of Molly’s transitions and milestones, but this one I am having a hard time dealing with. Before we went to the orientation, I spent the morning watching her do things that I used to help her with. This morning I watched all of the effort Jill and I have dedicated to her. I watched her become a big girl.