I was making Daisy’s bed this morning, going about my business in a quick and efficient manner, the way that I do in a blur in the mornings…calling out deadlines for the TV off, breakfast to be eaten, spelling words to be done, when I pulled the doona tight, plumped the pillow and added in the extra pillow in front of the pillow and realised that it’s been some time now since I saw a stuffed animal in the bed with Daise. Huh. I wonder when that happened?
Yesterday afternoon I sat down at the dining room table, filing out the forms for Harper to attend Kindergarten at SCHOOL next year. Huh. When did that happen?
There’s the changes in your child that you notice as a parent: a milestone or achievement that you have been working towards for a while. Like last week when we finally got to say goodbye to pull ups at night and I can no longer go past the baby aisle at the supermarket. There’s the spelling words that seem to get harder each week, the maths problems that are more complex that makes you realise that each week the changes are happening. It can take a photo of your child, an outfit, a hairstyle that will open your eyes to the growth that happens that pass you by each day.
Harper has grown up SO much in the last few weeks. I don’t know why, or what the impetus has been, but she doing everything by her self-es. She is writing, trying to read, eating up everything in the world around her. It’s a joy to watch. Daisy is too, stubborn and determined in her own way, resisting our direction and trying to steer her own course.
These long days.
These fast years.
Our girls, they are growing. And fast. And there is nothing I can do about it. Maybe hold on a little tighter when they let me?
Have you noticed a big or small change in your kids lately?
A loose tooth? Toilet training conquered? Sleeping through the night? A good test result?
I am REALLY excited about these pull ups…think of the money I can spend on cake!