And yes, okay. When Brandon graduated from preschool back in 2006, I thought that was it. Lilian wasn't yet a part of our family...not even a thought in my head or a twinkle in my eye. So I suppose you could argue that this is the second time I have experienced this particular red-letter day. (Let's hope it really is the last this time, shall we?)
And okay, actually I was a little bit sad. I'm not prone to be a mommy-crier at things like this. And realistically, I'm more than ready for Lilian to head off to Kindergarten. What I was more sad about was the thought of losing Miss Cindy. Lilian adores her and amazingly enough, that adoration is mutual! Not only has Lilian enjoyed her two years with Carefree Kids Preschool, she has also learned a lot! More so than her siblings did in their years at the preschool they all three attended in our last town. Lilian is a lot more prepared. Yes, she has more than likely learned a lot just from her place as the youngest in the family, hanging out with and picking up things from her older sisters and brother. But I have no doubt, most of her academic growth has come from preschool. And my heart swells a bit when I think of Lilian's sweet teacher who spent so much time working with her.