Ava’s in kindergarten!
When she was just a tiny baby, many well intended women would say, “cherish this time, it goes so fast.” Honestly, it didn’t go that fast. I feel like a bad mom saying so, but it didn’t. Of course I loved her and was in awe of her, but I longed for the days of no longer waking 3 to 5 times a night. The days when I wouldn’t be the ONLY one that can feed her. The day I wouldn’t have to change a diaper. The day I wouldn’t have to play Joseph in the Natvity story (we played this twice a day for a good 6 months.. maybe longer). I shouldn’t feel bad, cuz I know I’m normal. Any parent of an under 3 year old knows what I am talking about, and they are certainly not cherishing every moment. Looking back at her baby pictures I am surprised at how little she was, but still, fast would not be my descriptive word of choice.
Now that she’s in kindergarten, spending half her day away from me, I do feel time slipping away. I am starting to know what people are talking about. Suddenly, my time with Ava is more precious than ever. This is when time goes fast. I count down the days until Thanksgiving break (4 more school days!).
Thankfully Ava loves kindergarten.
Here’s a little chat we had while reading a story:
A: Why is the boy sad?
M: I think he’s missing his mommy. Do you know how he feels?
M: Do you ever miss mommy when you’re at school?
A: No, but I sure do miss my teacher when I’m at home!
Obviously, she’s not looking forward to Thanksgiving break as much as I am!