On Saturday we went to the annual school concert. Emily was dressed up as Shakira for her Waka Waka dance routine which was to close out the teacher’s 2019 production of The Greatest Showman.
I knew it was coming, as I knew her solo line “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Delivered to the audience over the mic. I was beaming. I was so proud and that lump in the throat expanding quickly when all of a sudden that harsh reality hit home.
The reason a child’s first day in grade 1 is so widely celebrated is because a child’s life can be categorized into 3 parts. Before primary school, primary school and then high school, possibly varsity. This chapter, of Emily’s life, is closing out. Primary school starts in January 2020, and I’m as petrified as I am excited for her. But I’m actually more worried about me 😂 I don’t wanna let go, I want to stop the clock and hold on to my baby girl but she won’t stop growing up. She’s funnier, taller and more interesting from one day to the next. But my prawny, is growing up ❤️
I’m so grateful for every day so far. I can’t wait to see what happens in primary school and how we deal with our preparations for high school and adolescence. I can’t wait. Such an amazing, spirited little human. Thank you for every day kiddo 🌻❤️
Also, massive shoutout to one of the moms in our complex for braiding Em’s hair at 07:30am on a Saturday 🙌🏼🎉🙌🏼🎉🙌🏼