Today was a BIG day in our household. A day that has been greatly anticipated for such a long, long time. I get it. I grew up right next to an elementary school, too. I can remember being too young for Kindergarten and just thinking that I would never be old enough to go to school. I was so excited for that first day. Now, we live even closer to the elementary school than I did as a kid and I’ve had the privilege of watching my own little girl desperately want to go to school. At one point when we first moved in she actually managed to get out our front door. Thankfully our building door stopped her. When I asked why she left her answer was simple: “I just wanted to go to school!” Finally today her dream came true. She was a little more nervous than I thought she would be. In fact yesterday she told me she didn’t want to go and wanted to stay home with me. Being a Mom is tough sometimes. I know school is the best thing for Bug and I know that when I pick her up today she’ll have a huge smile on her face. It is still hard to not cave in and let her stay my baby forever, though.