So, we went today. We jumped in the car right after I checked my wallet to be sure I actually still had a library card. As we pulled up to the library, I hear from the back seat--"the library is a hotel!"
I just laughed. My oldest two children would have had no idea what a hotel was and the third child has no idea what a library is. Our life has sort of done a flip flop in the last five years, hasn't it?!?!
|(6 years ago) Sarah 6 years old, Spencer 4 years old|
So, now we know what McDonalds is. We know what it's like to go to the grocery store or run back and forth to the schools in a mini van but no longer know what its like to walk to the park and the library every day. I treasured those days!
I'm starting to feel very sentimental the last few weeks as I see this school year coming to a close. My baby is about to enter the summer before full day Kindergarten with us. Very soon I won't have these quiet school days with her after Spencer and Sarah hop on the bus each morning.
I won't have a little shadow helping with laundry, painting my tile with nail polish, smearing bubbles around the kitchen while we do dishes, walking bare foot to the mail box, dancing around to Disney music, watching cartoons as she sits on the dog, starting a puzzle in each room and not finishing them, copying my yoga moves in her own way, begging for all the treats at the store, climbing in my lap (and on my head for that matter) while I teach piano lessons, swinging on the backyard swing while singing to the world, or hiding in the back corner of the pantry with a mouth full of marshmallows. I'm really really going to miss this!
|Allison--about to be 5 years old|
As sad as it is that Allison didn't know what the library even looked like, I think she and I have lived it up the last five years! It may be different then the little pre-Kindergarten years I lived with Sarah and Spencer but they've been great! I so love being a mother. I'm treasuring every moment I have with my little Allison being home with me!
I've had many people ask where my blog posts have been....that's where. Waiting for another day when me and my Allison won't have these kinds of moments.