Last week, River had her pre-school graduation. During her ceremony, she recited poems and signed songs, and I became extremely watery eyed. Okay, I was crying. I held onto Oak, and as he continually reached-out in an attempt to grab River from her steady place amongst her peers, there went another tear from my eye. I tried to wipe each one casually, in fear of freaking her out. It’s time to head to pre-k; to a “big girl school,” with new teachers and new friends. So many adventures await.
There were many emotions that hit me over the course of these past few weeks leading up to her graduation, and after her graduation. Initially, I was met with fear. Fear of the unknown for my sweet girl. Now, I am truly feeling so much gratitude and joy. I’m thankful and joyful because, this summer is just beginning. Somehow, I’m finding peace in knowing that is the last summer where reading lists and summer homework packets are not required. The thought alone, gets my bones itching for adventure. She has no idea what elementary school has in store for her; truthfully, neither do I. But what I do know is this; this summer is ours to take, and we’ve already gotten started.
A few adventures we have on our summer list… so far:
The New Whitney
Bike riding over the Brooklyn Bridge
Movies in the park
The most ambitious splash pad
Picnics almost every day
Have any summer adventure plans? I’d love to hear them!
(Photography by: Peter Staubs)
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