As surely as she was ready for preschool, she’s ready for university life. At least we think she is. We definitely hope she is.
Did I ever tell you what happened on her first day of preschool? We headed down to the bus stop, our little family of four, Coley in a stroller and Aidan confidently marching down the sidewalk, decked out in pink, swinging her Barbie lunchbox and marching fearlessly into the direction of her future.
All was going swimmingly. Aidan chatted with some other kids at the bus stop but for the life of me, I can’t recall what she was talking about. I wish I had paid more attention. God, how I wish that I had.
Then after a few minutes of being appropriately late, there it was, the big yellow bus. It rounded the corner, came to a halt and Aidan climbed on. As we prepared to wave goodbye she ran back out of the bus, with a panicked look on her face and shouted: “MOM! THERE ARE NO SEATBELTS ON THIS BUS!”
That’s so our girl. She’s wasn’t worried about missing her Mom and Dad. She was concerned with the rules.
Baby girl, I hope you’re still not too worried about missing us. But also, don’t be too focused on the rules.
Life doesn’t offer a connect the dots to happiness. Keep your heart and mind open to what comes. Don’t be guided by ideas about what our society tells you your life should be.
Just go, soak it in, see what is true and live your amazing life.
We are going to be amazed by you, Aidan Isabella. But this should come as no surprise.
We always have been.
Here you go.