Five years ago, when I was pregnant with Shortcake, I saw a lot of this commercial especially during my daily afternoon viewings of TLC's A Baby Story. I cried every single time it came on TV.
Tonight, while cooking dinner, I started bawling into my BBQ when Hallmark's commercial featuring a mom and her pre-teen daughter came on the screen. It shows the girl being nervous about her first day of school yet finding comfort after boarding the school bus and finding a card hidden in the pocket of her backpack. John Mayer's song "Say" is the soundtrack, a song I've listened to Shortcake sing from my backseat all summer long.
Later, while we were eating and discussing lunch menus at school, I looked at Shortcake and though, "My God, she looks so grown up". I had to walk away from the table because I didn't want to explain to the girls why I had tears in my eyes. Can you tell that I am not handling this whole kindergarten thing all that well (although I did make it through registration today without any tears)? I'm expecting complete emotional meltdown in two weeks and something tells me the only one without tears in their eyes come August 20th will be the kindergartner herself.
Jen, you'll be at the elementary school that day won't you? Please tell me you will, and you better bring some chocolate.