Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A walk up memory lane...

Admittedly, memory is scarce these days. (Why just today I walked the long way home so that I could note an address, and wouldn't ya know it, by the time I rolled the stroller into the garage, it had been erased from my consciousness forever! Sigh.)

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."


Roo said...

ohhhhh this post is making me all teary eyed.
xo sweet.

a very sweet life! said...

I know :). I see her excitement build as we get to the school, and I remember my own thrilling experience of going to school (well, it lost it's novelty after a while :)...) and I can't even begin to imagine all the amazing things she will learn (and teach me) as she gets older. However it seems so fast ....


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