Today Hudson graduates from Pre-K. How crazy is that? I literally blinked and he turned into this little boy that is full of joy and let’s face it a bit of sass as well. He is the sweetest kid I know. Everyone is his best friend. He goes into school and all the kids swarm around him. They argue about who gets to sit with him and he is always diplomatic in figuring out how everyone can take turns and get to be with him.
I was never this way as a child. I was always super shy and literally made my mom stay with my during most of my time at Pre-K. At first she couldn’t leave the room, then I would have her wait in the hallway and randomly go check on her and then weeks later I finally let her just drop me off. Hudson? He ran in the first day of school and saw kids and toys and never looked back. He didn’t even said bye to me. Never cried once. I’m not even sure if I got a, “Bye, Mom”. Pre-K was a totally blast for me and he is really eager for Kindergarten. Jon has always retained a ton of knowledge and has a knack for teaching people. Hudson is the same way. He knows so many facts about dinosaurs and sea life and is constantly schooling me in one thing or another. I can’t wait to see him shine, but honestly I just want to hit pause.
My favorite part of parenting was the baby phase. I loved it. The snuggles, the kisses, the constantly getting to carry this bundle of deliciousness that couldn’t talk back to me. Hudson was obsessed with me when he was a baby. He couldn’t fall asleep without cupping my check and while it drove me nuts then, I would give anything to go back to those days. I feel like I’m quickly reaching those years where he will rather hang out with friends than be with me. Please tell me I have a couple more years before that happens! So, today we get to celebrate our little guy! Who somehow is not so little anymore. What started out as a dream many years ago with many ups and downs is now a 5 year old who is his own person. It’s madness, isn’t it?