My little four year old started preschool today. Hard to believe that he is old enough to leave my side and venture out by himself into the great unknown! I was worried that he would be timid and afraid. When the door opened, he marched right in with a smile on his face and wave of his little hand. I walked to the van in tears. It was such a surreal moment- saying goodbye to the last little bird to leave the nest! He will go to preschool 3 days a week and only for 3 hours a day so its not too bad for me! It definitely is happy and sad. A few hours a week to myself sounds pretty awesome but I will miss his little hand in mine while I run errands. I will miss his endless questions and chatting in the car as we drive. He's a pretty cool little guy to have around, but I am SO very happy for this little burst of independence getting him ready one baby step at a time for the great big world!