It is already school registration time around here and Tim and I have decided to send K to the same school as the boys in the Fall. She will be 5 shortly after school starts so I think sending her five days a week will be fine.
Of course this means our days of just me and her are numbered.
This is one of those times really makes you wonder just where the time went. She is my baby and always will be in some sense. Sometimes I even still see her as my baby (that may have to do with the fact that I spent quite some time perusing her baby pictures before starting this post. Ahem.)
And while I can see the benefits of having her in full-time school, for both of us, my Momma heart mourns a little that in just half a year she will join her older brothers in “real school”.
So of course this means I simply MUST soak in all the moments I can with just her.
Last week we had an appointment in the early morning and since we had not eaten breakfast before, after it was over we headed out to brunch together. We ate together and colored and chatted, just the two of us. I may have a stolen a few bites of her delicious cinnamon roll.
Afterwards, she threw coins in the fountain in the shopping center and giggled as each one flew through the air and landed in the water. I beamed like the bright sun at her precious laughter and huge smile.
She ran to me and hugged me, calling me “Cute Mommy” like she does these days, and my heart swelled as I felt her soft blond hair and smoothed it out of her face like I often do.
So many times she helps me to realize that it is just these little moments together that I will miss when I send her up those steps and through the door of her new school.
I will miss making her grilled cheese sandwiches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I will miss carrying her into the gym as the ladies who work at the check-in desk fawn over her cuteness.
I will miss hanging out in our jammies together in the morning after all the boys have left.
I may even miss her requesting a snack just minutes after breakfast has ended.
But I am NOT going to miss them yet. I am going to take them ALL IN.
And cherish each “Cute Mommy” and little shopping trip to Target, just us girls and any request to play in her room in the early morning sunlight.
I promise her and myself, that I will.
I SO will.