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Mazzy’s finished up kindergarten last week and HOLY CRAP I can’t believe it’s over. I was still getting used to the fact that she was in kindergarten to begin with. (Check out her first day pic here.)

FYI, Mazzy is not really reading yet (despite what the poster says), but she THINKS she can read so I didn’t discourage her if that’s what she wanted to write. The fact that she learned to “listen” is questionable as well, but I’ll just take her word for it and wait for that learning to start manifesting itself at home.

She CAN write and she IS going to camp this summer, so at least we are two for four.

I am seriously going to miss taking her to school in the morning on the bus. That was one of my favorite things to do.

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Mazzy also finished up her gymnastics class and I got to see everything she learned on the last day. She still can’t do a cartwheel but she can touch her toes like nobody’s business.

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We’ll work on the cartwheel this summer. I used to be GREAT at those. Although, the last time I did one, I experienced vertigo-like symptoms and almost vomited. Getting old is HARD.

This year, Mazzy’s hair grew to a ridiculously long length. Between her insistence that she keep it long and my lack of time to take her to the hairdresser, it’s a wonder she wasn’t stepping on it as she walked down the street.

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It finally got so hard to manage, we both agreed it was time for cut. We cut four inches so it still looks long. Just not like she is the product of neglect.

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Otherwise, Mazzy is the same person she has always been— a social butterfly with a big heart who LOVES the color pink.

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In fact, she was at a recent birthday party where they gave out pink fingerless netted gloves as part of the goodie bag and she wore those for four days straight.


A few weeks ago, her friend Gavin told her he didn’t want to be her “boyfriend” anymore and that she “will understand when she gets older.” She got upset initially, then got over it and then won him back the following week.

Here they are comparing Instagram accounts.

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She still thinks of her sister as her very best friend and I hope that remains the same forever.

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She’s just done with kindergarten. Moving up and moving on. Super excited for the summer.

If only her mom could stop tearing up and staring at her wondering how the time passed so fast and learn to take it all in stride.


I love you, Mazzy. My big girl.



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