The Art of Letting Go — Getting Ready to Send Our Kid Off to School

Sarah Seweryniak
4 min readAug 9, 2021
Photo by Erika Fletcher on Unsplash

This September my husband and I prepare to send our daughter off to preschool.

We had initially had her signed up for PreK3 this year, but with the pandemic raging, we opted to keep her home, because we knew we wanted to try to get pregnant and also didn’t want to limit her interactions with her grandparents.

So pandemic or not, this September she’s headed to Prek4 for an adventure of learning and play to help lay the foundation for her educational career going forward.

So here we are, gearing up to send our firstborn child off into the world for the first time without us and it has me full of mixed emotions.

First, how in the world did time move so fast that we’re already starting her educational career? I can still feel the cold operating room and remember watching her being lifted over the curtain during the emergency c-section and now she’s a thriving young preschooler.

Time just moves too quickly — no matter how much we intentionally stop to smell the roses, time is a currency we don’t have the luxury of purchasing more of.

My husband and I will be partially distracted this fall since we’ll be welcoming our second child toward the end of summer — so perhaps that nostalgia won’t sting as much in…

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Sarah Seweryniak

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