Big Adventures Await for Our Little Lion Man

I just couldn’t get my brain around it. I became an emotional train wreck when I witnessed a preschool graduation and a kindergarten open house less than one week apart.

“I remember when you pushed him through these halls in a stroller,” many of the teachers and administrators commented during our kindergarten open house visit.

Tell me about it. It feels like I went from this…

…to this in a blink of an eye.

Although I’m not ready to let go of my baby, my Little Lion Man is ready to burst through the doors of the “big kids’ school” and began a whole new adventure.

In the fall, I will have a kindergartner, a fifth grader and a eighth grader all attending the same school. That’s three times as much homework and three graduations this time next year.

When I shop for school supplies and uniforms this summer, I’ll need to also stock up on tissues and wine to prepare for the coming school year. I am so not ready for this. At least our Little Lion Man is ready for the big adventure that awaits!


From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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