However, nothing like seeing your little one in rubber boots to remind you of the fun (and mischief!) you had as a kid! Puddles that were deeper than the boots and full-fledged mud wars readily come to mind!
This evening I will attempt to enroll Little M in preschool. It's only one morning a week, I tell myself. It's not that big a deal. Right? R.I.G.H.T!? It's only a step - but it's that step towards sending them off into the big, wide world. A thrilling place, as Little M said as we left for our lovely post-lunch walk "We're off on the greatest adventure yet!" (We were headed to the MCC and the mail!!) A place full of mystery, fun and laughter.
However, it's also a place where hearts are bruised, relationships are strained and things don't always turn out like they should (or we wish they would). And I ask myself - is she ready to start this chapter of the journey? Are we!?
There are a lot of great memories ahead, and today we celebrate the newness and excitement of the beginning adventure.
And we cherish this moment...
"I like you mommy."
"I like you too, squirt."