Normally my trips to Walmart are for random things like lettuce, koolaid packets, ice cream and bandaids. Well not today. Today I went armed with a list. A list may I add, that did not have food and only very few necessities.
Today, we got FUN stuff. The kids got a sprinkler and a small pool, a Turtle bath toy scoop and a new cup for rinsing (supposed to keep water out of their face) and Thing 1 got a dress for her pre-school graduation. It's a small ceremony held at the school for family, then there will be a reception afterwards. I have no idea if she will get a little paper diploma or wear a little robe or hat, but she did get a pretty new dress to wear, will get a card and some flowers. This is no big for her, I know this. The dress, the card, the flowers, making it a big deal is for me.
My baby girl is going to be 5 this year and she's graduating pre-k in 3 days. She'll stay with my in the fall and we'll do homeschool kindergarten and next fall I have to hand her over to the school district. I know how blessed I am to have another year with her at home. But it's going quickly and next year when Kindergarten starts she will no longer fill my days. My world will still revolve around her and her brother, but soon her days will be spent busy at school and not with Mama anymore. You don't know how much that breaks my heart. Or maybe you do...
She's always on fast forward and all I want to do is slow down and rock her to sleep one more time. I know how quickly it goes and I see it slipping now with Adam, it's like warp speed and I can't slow it down. The older they get the faster it goes. Undoubtedly, I will cry on Thursday.