Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Break

I listen to them playing, this being their first day of spring break. The first three, for me, were a day of staff development, a day of spring cleaning, and a day of running errands with J.

B is getting so big, so smart. On Monday, she didn't question the fact that she'd had to go to church (our daycare) because I'd been in eight hours of training that day. Tuesday and Wednesday though, she asked me, "Why'd we have to go to school?!" She knew I'd taken some time to get things done without their HELP.

Things have changed so much since they were babies. I'd take every minute of a break to be at home with them, to make sure I didn't miss a single laugh, a single meal, a single milestone. It's different now. They have fun with their friends. They take day trips with their class. They enjoy their time away from home.

Don't get me wrong, we are all still very happy to be home together today, but I can see how we are also becoming separate entities. They have their own interests, their own friends.

It's hard not to fast forward ten years and imagine the time then. When they get up at noon and are out the door to their own activities during breaks.

For now, I'll just enjoy listening to the sound of them playing. To the sound of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the t.v. To the sight of them making a city of Lego's and littlest pet shop animals.

I know it can't last forever, probably not much past this year. I'm just so glad to be here now.
So glad.


Jenifer said...

Ah I feel panic! Is it really over?! Kidding. I know exactly what you mean though...I am often startled by these big girls in my house. Thank goodness for the baby!

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Mimi in the Midwest said...

Don't over analyze your choices. Just do what works for you at the time. You make great decisions so feel peace with those that you make. Now you know why old people say, "I can't believe you're ___ years old?" I'd think, well, I'm one year old than when you asked last year so why are you surprised?

Aliki2006 said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean!