***So, parent of a future kindergartener, when you go to register your child for kindergarten and are standing under a banner that reads: WELCOME CLASS OF 2030, don’t panic. Yes, it will be hard to watch your son or daughter climb on the bus on the first day of school next fall. It may even feel like a little piece of you is riding away. However, rest assured, this is temporary. As the year progresses, you will witness your child learning and growing in ways that will amaze you. It will hurt a little that he is doing much of this without you, but you will find joy and pride watching your child navigate the world around him in a whole new way. You will eventually learn that letting go - just a little- is not that hard after all.