Yesterday was Kylie's first visit to school (american equivalent would be kindergarten).
She'll have another visit on Monday and then she will start school the day after her 5th birthday (next Wednesday) - which is how things are done here in NZ.
As I was spending some time with her at her new school, I had to fight back the tears, just thinking about her growing up so fast, starting school, learning how to read and write etc., being gone from me every day from 8:30am to 2:30pm - - -
When I told her about my feelings at bedtime, she looked at me with "those eyes" and said very matter-of-factly, "That's just normal, Mom."
Hmmm... She's definitely no baby no more...