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The One Where The Baby Graduates Pre-Kindergarten

by Nellie

The One Where The Baby Graduates Pre-Kindergarten


What I really wanted to do was tell you all about this baby, this little man, the child that helped birth this blog because without him in my belly I don’t think I would have had the courage to start writing. Instead I want to write something for him because I want him to know how I felt in this very special moment. The moment he ended pre kindergarten.



When I dropped you off at preschool last September, I knew you would be just fine. I didn’t cry like I did with your brother because something about the way you are gives me confidence that every single thing is ok.

I was right.


You made friends SO quickly, when you walk down the halls everyone calls your name–teachers, security guards, kids who aren’t even in your class. You show them that infectious smile and just like that, they are hooked! You’re teacher calls you the president, she said “Jacob has so much personality and that will get him everywhere”.

I can see that.

As you came down the aisle for your pre-k ceremony you really could not stop smiling and waving to me daddy and mama. You waved, every three minutes to be exact. You were over the moon with excitement.


For your performance they put you in the front and the middle because let’s be honest, that’s is where you belonged. You danced your heart out but not before taking a few seconds in between to wave to us from the stage.


Sometimes I feel bad Jacob, because you witness some of the challenges we have with your very spirited and strong willed brother. You may even see me spend extra time with him to keep him calm and collected. I can’t deny you were always the easy one–and I thank you for your patience.

You are a bit of a daredevil, a dancer, a singer, and you back down to no challenge no matter how big. You have qualities that I wish I had myself. You are extremely forgiving, patient and jolly. You have a magnetic personality and I can’t wait to see you shine in Kindergarten.


You deserve the absolute best.

You are so excited for grade school, you will finally able to board the school bus with your brother which is something you have wanted to do for 2 whole years!! Finally, it’s your turn! You play with your school bus toys daily and get so excited when you see on one the streets. I wish I could ride your first ride with you.

I’m SO proud of you Jakey. I am SO excited for your kindergarten debut.




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CARLA June 27, 2016 - 5:25 am

<3 <3 <3

Allie June 27, 2016 - 5:52 am

Why do you insist on making me cry this early in the morning!!! OMG I just can’t. I absolutely love how our kids have some of the qualities we wished we possessed and riding that first ride with him? OH I wanted so badly to do so many “firsts” with my boys. Sometimes the hardest thing about being a mom is letting these amazing creatures out into the world and having to share our wide open hearts with everyone else.
What a beautiful tribute to your son from his loving mama. The best! xoxo

Janine Huldie June 27, 2016 - 6:42 am

Aw, I loved your note to Jake and think you know how emotional I was over pre-k graduation for Likt here last year. Well, kindergarten was even more this year as now we have no more pre-k or kindergarten years ever with either of the girls. Still can’t believe it and just so bittersweet. Hugs and just can’t believe our babies are growing up. <3

Christine June 27, 2016 - 8:02 am

ohmygosh he is the cutest!! I love this letter. Congrats to your graduate and to YOU mama! It’s crazy how fast these years pass by and how much they grow. I love watching my kids come into their own.

kita bryant June 27, 2016 - 2:11 pm

He is so cute! He is getting big too. I think I will cry when they hit high school…….I hope I don’t but I think I will

Tamara June 27, 2016 - 8:57 pm

How?? How can this baby be going to kindergarten?? I feel like I remember him as a toddler. That’s because I do!
Ah, he shines.
You all do in your unique ways.

Leslie June 28, 2016 - 10:26 pm

Wait, what? How is he heading to Kindergarten already?! That smile is just killer, and this is such a sweet post. Such a sweet note to your son.

Terri June 30, 2016 - 7:27 pm

Such a beautiful note. Though my baby boy is only 8 days old now and kindergarten is a while away, I have no idea how I’ll get through him going to “big kid school” as I’m emotional just thinking about it.

Nellie July 2, 2016 - 10:46 am

omg congratulations!!! SO excited for you!!!


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