A few weeks later Cali was asking me about summer break and I briefly gave her a run down of the different plans and trips for the summer. I ended my explanation with "and then we go back to school."
Cali looked up at me with hurt and devastation in her eyes and said, "BUT I GRADUATED!"
I am pretty sure the girl though that when she "graduated" wearing her construction paper hat and yellow yarn tassel that she had finished and by finished I mean no more school for her...ever.
We talked about 1st grade and how exciting and fun it will be and then I held her on my lap and kissed her still-a-hint-of-baby cheeks and felt so grateful for summer and long hours of play and swimming and snacks. I love having my Kindergarten Graduate home for a spell and 1st grade can just stay away for a bit...its my turn.