Tuesday, June 14, 2011
she's five. she made it. we've all made it. it's a milestone for her, and for us as a family. gone forever in this household are the days of diapers, chubby legs, first words, babbling turning into sentences, bleary all-nighters that left us with hangovers and no fabulous story to show for it, the simplistic curiosity of preschoolers, the first drawings of hearts and people. many things i enjoyed, many things i didn't, many i should have enjoyed more. a phase for all of us comes to a close.
and now my beautiful girl joins the ranks of the big kids. she reads. she writes. she asks questions i can't answer. she still throws temper tantrums, just more complicated ones. she helps her 8 year old sister with her math. she'll be a kindergartener in two months. and she'll take off on her adventures with her beautiful new journal, made by our next door neighbor (a KU art student) and left ever so sweetly and surreptitiously on our doorstep this morning.
the girl is also going to get a load of shots tomorrow at her 5 year old checkup. please don't tell her.
Posted by aimee