she was a bundle of excitement when i picked her up this afternoon. picture day had lived up to all her expectations even though her hair went flat by the time we got to school and her barrette kept slipping.
and she is already planning ahead for next year~
“next time i am going to sleep in braids so my hair will be curly when i take them out!” she said to me. and all i can think is “next time?” i often forget that there will be a next year, and a year after that and so on. i forget that she is going to keep on growing and changing, that she will never again be exactly like she is right this second. it is moments like these that i am reminded to cherish each and every second with these little ones of mine. hug them tight, kiss them often, snuggle, tickle, sing and play every day. i feel like if i don’t i will wake up one morning and it will have all passed me by…
yours in celebrating childhood,