Today, you hit another milestone. Another year in the books. The first of your school years, done & over with. You woke up this morning so excited for your last day of school because you swore it ment when you wake up tomorrow, it will be summer. You dressed yourself, went potty with out me reminding you, brushed your teeth and helped me get your brother dressed. When did you become so independent?
We took our dog to the vet before school. We played with a tortoise and you commented on all of the dogs who came and went before us. You reminded everyone working there that we needed to hurry so that you wouldn’t be late for school. You kept them on their toes!
At school you laughed and played and enjoyed yourself so much. I gathered some of the days craft projects to bring home and do with you because you were too excited to play with your friends one last time before summer break. You played and ended your time at school by picking me a handful of wild flowers. You melt my heart with your generous gifts. I seriously, just, melt.
We celebrated by getting a strawberry milk shake and going home and doing crafts. You told me that your favorite thing you learned at school was how to use the see-saw. You said your best friend is Abby (she said you were her’s too by the way, I have a photo to show it). You said you loved swinging with your friends. When we were done, you had me take a photograph of your toys and crafts so we can remember them and talk about them on another day. You said today was one of the best days ever because you got to see your friends. You theb askes me about every 10 minutes for 3 hours if it was time to get our dog from the vet yet. When we were leaving you surprises me when you said, “mom I have thr picture I colored for Buddy to make him feel better. Can I give it to him?”. Oh of course my darling, let me just wipe my proud mama tears and we will go get him and you can give him that sweet picture.
At bed time, you said you wanted to put yourself to sleep. We’ve been working toward a fun incentive for when you put yourself to sleep for so many nights in a row. After I got your brother to sleep, I went to check on you. You sat up and asked me to Stay with you a while. I explained I could do that if she really wants that or we could keep working up to her incentive. She said, “I just want you to put me to sleep mama. That’s my choice. I have enough toys, I don’t need anything else.” Enough said my love.
You were such a big girl and made such beautiful choices all day long. I’ll never fault you for choosing to let me hold you to sleep. I want you to know that I am so proud of you. I am constantly taken back time after time by the goos decisions you make and the thought you put into things. I strive to be more like you daily and at the end of the day when you choose ME, it feels like I am winning at life. You are so beautiful inside my love.
You’ll wake up tomorrow and we will begin our first summer break of many.
I love you my sweet baby girl.