Let’s see, what’s going on tomorrow?
- The Beatles: Rock Band release date
- 9 movie release
- Apple Rock and Roll Event
- Nerf announces new Blaster
It seems that everybody is trying to cash in on the pseudo significance of the odd date but despite it all, the most important event to me won’t be televised for the world to see and cannot be purchased at any price.
But you may see a picture or two.
Tomorrow, on 09-09-09, our little boy will begin his 13-year educational journey as he attends his first day of kindergarten. While The Kid is definitely excited to get his journey going, his parents see it as a bittersweet moment in their lives. And if you’re not a parent, you just won’t understand.
It all seems surreal. I mean, wasn’t it just a few days ago when the nurse handed him to me minutes after he was delivered and I began to cry uncontrollably? Wasn’t it last month when he said his first word? It seems like a month ago when he took his first steps and only a year since he began to form sentences like a child beyond his capacity.
No, it’s been over 5 years since that little boy came into our lives and enriched them with his wit and wisdom, his intelligence, his humor, his devious smile and lack of coordination when it comes to sports.
His future begins tomorrow, a future which, at this point in our existence, is uncertain and downright scary. But like all of his classmates, he enters kindergarten with childlike sense of wonder, eternal optimism, a clean slate, and the possibility of making this world a brighter and even better place for his children and grandchildren. (As of now, he still wants to be a firefighter.)
My son, you may only be five years old, but your Mommy and Daddy are proud of you. It’s your time to shine and show the world what you’re truly made of, and how Mommy and Daddy raised you to have the common sense and decency that many adults lack.
The world is yours beginning tomorrow. No matter what you choose to do, we are behind you 100 percent.
Now go get ‘em, tiger.
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