Thursday, May 28, 2009

The dreaded calendar



For months, I have not looked forward to the monthly task of turning the calendar to the next month. Sure, part of me did look forward to the march towards sunshine, veggie gardens, and about 8 weeks of road tripping with the fam this summer....

BUT....

the closer we get to June, the closer I am to graduating from a pre-school mommy to a full fledged mom of elementary kids. I say goodbye to my daily 11 am pick up that I have done for 5 years now - where every day after I have a morning to do what I need to do, I get to go back to my sprouts school and pick up a smiling youngster. I love it. I love spending every afternoon dating my little princess. We dance. We make dinner. We make muffins. We plant the garden. We shop. We do crafts. We learn piano. We hug, alot.

Didn't school just start???? How is it nearly June?



I truly can not believe that in just a few months, she will be in school all day long as a first grader. Everyone tells me that I will fill my time in, that I will get used to it, and that it will be great to have my freedom back.

I doubt it. I am sure I will get busy but I will always be wishing I could be busy with her by my side like it's been for 6 years.

Rennaissance man wants to talk about our upcoming trips and every time he brings it up my eyes gloss over and I can't seem to stick with the conversation. I figured out why - summer = 1st grader and 3rd grader and right now, I want to savor every current moments of having the priveledge of being with my kindergartner and 2nd grader.


Just yesterday they were my 1st grader and preschooler:

So for now, I savor every juicy second I have with them. I find myself hugging them longer, squeezing their chubby cheeks more, saying "sure" more then "not now", and lingering in each moment.



5 comments:

Kristin said...
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Becca said...

I'm pretty sure you realize it, but just wanted to let you know that you have precious children! They are just beautiful!

Amanda P said...

Firsts are something else, but lasts are HARD. Last days of preschool, last time you can *easily* hold them in your lap, last time they hold you for 10 minutes after they fell down....lasts are hard. But I'm convinced it's our job to turn those little kid moments into better big kid and mom ones. It's just the *how*. That'll be something else to blog about ....

Karyn said...

You've got a pretty princess and a handsome prince there!

MooBee Mama said...

Does that mean more piano lesson openings for the masses who fill your waiting list?? Hope so!!!