Path {Five Minute Friday}

by in Family and Faith

Five minutes of free write on a given one-word prompt with Five Minute Friday. See more linked posts here.


If this parenting thing is a path, today is a signpost sort of day.

After three days of fever, we finally dropped off my oldest for his first day of Kindergarten. He told me he was nervous. He told me he was afraid. I told him these were good words, amazed that he stated the truth, spoke it instead of lashing out at me. We reviewed that there was a Lego table in his classroom, that he had a Ninja Turtle thermos filled with macaroni and cheese, that today was music and school would be fun. He smiled for photos and was annoyed at the weight of his backpack.

When we dropped him off, he said goodbye and walked off towards the Legos. Today our paths diverged in a way they never have.

From here on out he’ll go down a side path each school day by himself, discovering what lies along the route, interacting with people without me. I’m thankful for it. Thankful he will grow from it.

As I pulled out the parking lot with Oli, he said, “I miss Bronson.” I’m with Oli: I’m even more thankful that so much of my journey will still be a shared path.


  1. Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros September 2, 2016

    You’re doing a great job, mama. Happy to share space with you at #FMF. I’m #28 this week.

  2. Christina Hubbard September 2, 2016

    I love how you shared all the details of his day. I could see it all. What a pivotal moment! He’s adorb!


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