August 8, 2009

Always Be My Baby

You'll always be a part of me
I'm a part of you indefinitely... song by Mariah Carey

In two weeks, I will be an official parent of a Kindergarten. I could not believe it! It hasn't totally dawned on me yet that my baby is no longer. In my heart, she will always be, probably even when she's 35 years old!

Lately, I can't stop looking at her just mesmerized at how fast she's grown. In her case, grown is an understatement. She is quite tall for her age. Already 4 feet and only 5 years old. This child that I carried for 9 months, cradled in my arms like a little angel unaware of the world around her, will soon spread her wings and see the world on her own for the first time. Friends and acquaintances forewarned me of this ugly separation anxiety that is a "natural" occurrence at the first day of school. I told myself that I'm pretty sure I won't get it, that my husband will get the full brunt of it more than anyone else.

My husband who by fate became a full-time stay at home dad. Who spent more time being at home with her. I'm sure this change will get to him and to me somehow. But I'm sure it will be short-lived. We'll all move on and get use to this new phase in our lives. I'm sure it won't be an overnight success but we'll do what we can.

As for me, I'm bracing myself from the perils, gories, glories and what-nots of finally becoming a parent of a child that goes to school. It's a start of a whole new world, this IS for sure and tomorrow seals the deal. My soon-to-be Kindergarten and I are going shopping and taking advantage of the tax-free weekend. Oh joy!

Forever my baby...I Love you always Anak!

Indeed my baby is a big kid now but no matter how old she gets, she will always be my baby...


  1. Good luck mommy, for sure your little princess will be fine and the separation anxiety is normal for us. I've been there and I know how you feel.Btw she is so pretty and I like her picture!!
    Happy weekend :))

  2. You and your daughter are so beautiful. Best Wishes to you all as she starts kindergarten. My oldest is starting high school, blink your eyes and here we are!! Yikes!!

  3. Awww...she's too cute!

  4. My little nephew just turned 4 a couple of weeks ago. One more year and he's headed to Kindergarten, too. I can't believe it! It's definitely not the same as if he was my own child, but I think I have a tiny bit of understanding of how you feel. It's amazing how fast they grow up!

  5. Such a cute girl you have. I'm dropping by to say thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment.

  6. How cute your baby girl is! And thank you for your comment to my blog! Have a great time with your daughter!

  7. Good luck with starting kindergarten this year. I have 4, my oldest is now in 6th grade, but my youngest is starting K this year. I am feeling the separation anxiety already, I will be alone for the 1st time in 11 years!!

  8. Your daughter is adorable. Is she excited to go to school? Good luck to you and your husband. I hope you won't have problems on the first day. :)

  9. My son is starting Kinder next week too. I am sad and happy all at once. Kind of bitter sweet.

  10. She's going to do great...and you'll be fine too, although it does take a little getting used to.

  11. WOw your lil girl is indeed pretty, like mommy.. Its just a sad fact that kids grow so fast, just before we realized it. But still, everyday is more enjoyable than ever.. nakaka-miss lang diba

  12. I came by through Christi's blog... what a cute little girl! It is really amazing how fast they grow! *gulp* our oldest is 26 and newly married, our next daughter is 22 and our "baby" boy is 19!

    I noticed you wrote "anak". Do you speak Tagalog fluently? I wish that my mom kept speaking with me in Tagalog, but back then, I guess it was encouraged to focus on the English when we moved to the U.S. and it would have been easier if my dad spoke it as well.

    a little new to blogging, so if you get a chance to come by, please leave a comment so I know that you were there ;o)

    Blessings & aloha!


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