We crossed a line today.
One of those “our kids are growing up too fast” lines.
Our youngest, the Lovable Linebacker, went to Kindergarten.
Yes, I know it is inevitable. They grow up. They go to school. It happens. And please don’t give me that “he’ll be graduating high school before you know it” line. I know it it. But don’t rush things!
Let him be a kindergartner.
Let me be a Daddy mourning the loss of pre-school children.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want my kids to stay young forever. I marvel at their growth in knowledge, in experience, in character, in worldview. Their minds, wit, spirit, and heart challenge me, humble me and entertain me. I am so blessed to be a steward of three precious souls. Even more blessed to share this stewardship with an amazing WonderWoman wife. But. I don’t want them to grow up too soon.
I want to take every day as a gift. Love them where they are at. Adapt to each unique personality. Adjust to the challenges along the way. Learning to parent at each stage of development from babyhood to childhood and into adolescence.
I’m a Daddy. With three incredible children. And I treasure them.
Oh, and one more thing: My eldest started Middle School today too. Eesh.
Kindergarten last. Middle School first. Love always.
Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him. 1 John 3:18-19, ESV