Miss K (I think she’s pretty much graduated from “baby”…) is starting pre-school after Labor Day. She will go three days a week and Tuesdays (and Thursdays) will be our only full days together.
Thursday mornings are booked with her class at The Little Gym and what I presume will be a few
weekly trips to Target after, since it is right across the thoroughfare.
I think about her going to school and I think about the “free” time I will have to go to the gym and grocery shop alone and maybe even take an occasional nap… oh and take shower without anyone walking in on me (hopefully).
But I also think about how she is my last “baby” and how I am sending her into the arms of other ladies, who I know will be great – but are not me.
And even though I know it will be good for both of us I have totally been soaking up this time of just us, between her brothers starting school and her beginning to go herself.
These Mommy/Daugther moments are something I started dreaming about when she was still in my womb and I learned she really was a SHE.
This will be our last full week together, just us, and I plan to paint her toesies and maybe even her finger nails too (it will be a first for that…).
I hope we can also make it to the pool before it closes up shop for the season. And perhaps we will read the hand-me-down Thomas the Train books a couple of more times before she slips away to school. She really likes the one about Thomas getting stuck in the snow. I guess I cannot blame her for being enamored with snow since we get none here. It’s like a dreamland to her, I am sure…
And Corduroy… she adores the illustration of his little bear ears poking out from under the covers in the department store bed. Probably because I like it so much too…
And even though every moment of every day is not perfect (when is it?) it’s all worth it to have my little sidekick, well… by my side.
So here’s to Tuesdays (and Thursdays) of just you and me, kid. I promise to make the most of them…
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