Monday, August 28, 2006

First Steps
Well, it has finally come!

Today is the first day that my daughter (Alana, 5 years old) goes to school (kindergarten). She never went to pre-school since my wife (Andrea) is a stay-at-home mom, so this is Alana's first step into a much bigger world.

That's all fine and dandy, but I still have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I think about it. Not because it is another milestone that signals that we are not getting any younger ... no I came to grips with that a long time ago.

It's A Big World After All
I guess I just feel that we (me and Andrea) are not going to have as big of a part in my daughter's life as we had before she went to school. After all, before she went to school me and Andrea were pretty much her whole world.

I guess we are just going to have to just try harder to stay in the center of her life ... at least for a while.

Silver Lining
One good thing that may come of this is for my son (Owen, 3 years old): He's looking forward to having the house and his mom to him self while Alana is at school.

We just put Alana on her bus, it was easier than I thought it would be.

Although now I kind of have a better idea of what I am feeling...

The Green Monster
"Then Jealousy reared it's ugly head..."

Yes, I think I'm jealous of the school and all of Alana's future friends. But I think I'll get over it, I think school will be good for Alana right now.