Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Some Day

When you are older, I'll tell you about this time. When you had just turned five.

You are a tall and lanky young lady. Full of energy and emotion. Sometimes you quiver, you feel things so acutely. Your sad eyes can well up with tears, then glimmer a smile all in a minute.

Your favorite show of the summer has been Lazytown. It's such a silly show, but at least encouraged a new interest in carrot eating, so it's not all bad. The funny part is how you've decided you want to be just like Stephanie, the main character. She's a tidy little thing, so you've become obsessive about your bedroom looking just like hers. Of course, her rubbery little animated bedroom is awfully clutter-free, but you are not to be convinced that it's not real.
As you approach kindergarten, you are excited and nervous. You talk a lot about the what ifs and go on and on about hypothetical situations and how we will figure them out. What if the girls aren't nice? What if I miss my ride? Where will I eat my lunch? We worked through every question, the great part being that you remember and repeat each answer we've already figured out, just to make sure I haven't forgotten.
You actually used a double negative correctly at the grocery store. "No mom, I wasn't saying that blueberries are not healthy. I'm saying they are not, not healthy." You continue to tell me everything you know, and it's a lot.

Oh honey, your mom and dad loved you so much. Just like we do now. You are our girl.

My heart.

9 comments:

nikkis30by30 said...

This made me cry. I love her too. What a wonderful little thing, Miss B. I love her so. **sniff sniff**

Alpha DogMa said...

What a sweetie.

So is her kindergarten full day?

Omaha Mama said...

Yes - full day kindergarten. Our entire district has full days for kindergarten.

Jenifer said...

Very sweet indeed. Some of our areas have full day kindergarten, but not ours. It seems like such a long day for a little kid, but so far all our friends kids did just fine.

Good luck B, as you start your new adventure!

Sus said...

oh, i have so much to look forward to! age 5 sounds FUN. and so lovable.

Sandy said...

Oh, I can relate. My little girl is turning 12 ...

Mama said...

Did you ever think you could love someone so-o-o-o much? She is a little lady- love the butterfly pic.

Jen said...

Very sweet! My oldest is starting 1st grade this year...I still can't believe it! Oh, and if Lazytown will cause my kids to keep their rooms tidy, I'm definitely going to figure out when it is on TV!

Michelle said...

what a sweet memory she'll have of this time in her life!