Time Flies

Yesterday I took Lila to the “big school” for Kindergarten registration. She was really excited as we walked through the doors, but she still held on to my leg tight. It made me feel a little better about having to let her go be her own person in a few months. I can’t believe that I’m a mom of a 5 year old. I still have vivid memories of going to Kindergarten myself!

The administrator at the front desk looked at me like I was a crazy person when I handed her Lila’s birth certificate. She asked if she had to put her full name down on the roll or if it was ok to list a nick name. I told her she didn’t have a nick name, but I couldn’t keep a straight face. So she will have Lila Blaser listed on the roll instead of Malilakai M Blaser. She asked me if we pronounce her name Malachi. (Seriously?!? Only in Utah…) Nick name or full name, she will still need to correct every teacher she has for the rest of her life. If they don’t call her Malachi, they will call her “Lie-la” instead of “Lee-la”. Sorry Lila!

We sat down at a table in the hallway to fill out paperwork and 3 Hispanic kids stopped and asked me in Spanish what we were doing. (I’m guessing on the translation) I guess that will just be another challenge Lila will have to deal with. I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked to translate something in Spanish in school or even by complete strangers in a store….

I was also asked to join the PTA. Am I really old enough to have 3 kids, one of which is in elementary school, and be participating in bake sale fundraisers? I guess so. Time flies.


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