Don’t mess with the dress. Or in this case, the sassy sequined disco hat
Miss A starts kindergarten in August. Don’t get me started. There WILL be tears. Even though I swear by the end of the summer I’ll be worn thin from each “MOMMY she pinched me!” and “MOMMY I’m bored!” I will be a definite hodge podge of emotions the first day of school as all the milestones of the past 5 years rush before my eyes like a movie sequence.
Where does the time go?
I have no doubt that Miss A will adjust without a hiccup to school but there is one worrisome thing that keeps fidgeting with my mama brain.
Miss A has trouble pronouncing certain letters, like R and L, and although she is 5 going on 15 her speech sometimes makes her sound younger than she is. I brought this up with her pediatrician at her 4-year annual checkup last year and he was not concerned as the letters and sounds she has trouble enunciating is a fairly common issue for kids her age. I’m sure I’ll bring it up again this year. She has made some improvements, though, and her teachers at daycare worked with her on practicing particularly tough phrases.
Earlier this year she told me that some kids in her class had made fun of the way she talked. I wrote down what she said because it was so classic Miss A.
“Miss A,” I began carefully. “What did you say to them?”
She paused for a second and said:
“Mommy I told them I DON’T talk funny! That’s just the way I was made…do you LIKE it?
Last week at the pool I watched her put her hands on her hips and shout at two older boys: “Watch out boys. You are GOING DOWN!” in the middle of a water fight.
At this point I have no worries about her confidence level. In fact, I kind of wish I had some of it.