“You can go now, mummy”.
What a phrase to hear from your five year old girl.
Lately, I have been telling Olivia that, I am going to miss her when she go back to school. She said, “It’s okay mummy. I am only at school and I am not going anywhere without you. I will be learning new things. I want to be an Engineer when I get big. I want to make trains and fix the broken ones. I want to make cars too and all the big machines. So that’s the dream and I need to pack my overly dramatic emotions.
Today, Olivia is back to school. She is in Year ONE and that is marked as a big milestone for her. “I’m a proper big girl, now” , she said. Yes, she is a big girl, but where is that going to leave me? I am happy and excited for her but, I will miss her. You see? I still can’t help myself. There has to be a drama.
I did not even want to leave her in her classroom. I was hanging around making sure she is okay. She looked at me and said ““You can go now, mummy, I’m okay here”. She is definitely okay. I am not. It’s not just me, right? I walked away with heavy feet. But, I am also clinging to this quote:
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss,
Off you go, sweetheart. Catch those dreams.