Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Big Girl

Where did this big girl come from??!!?! Miss Valentine has started pre-school. She turns 3 in a month. She really really isn't a baby anymore. She is a full-fledged KID. She's been twice now and both times I've been informed that she did GREAT. No crying, no trouble, she just has fun. That's my girl. It makes me sad and excited and tons of other emotions all at the same time. The first time I dropped her off, I kept thinking, "Do I just go??? Shouldn't I talk to the teacher or something or stay with her for a minute?" But Valentine made a straight bee-line for the bucket of ponies and after me giving her and the teacher several questioning, uncertain looks I left. I felt sad, proud, free, exhilarated, and wistful all at the same time. Mainly free. A lot free. But then I realized I have another child to go take care, so not totally free. Plus it's only 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours- really only 2 counting the time to drop her off and pick her up. Nevertheless, this is a fun new chapter for the little Hafer clan and our little... I mean big girl.

P.S. The BEST part of this whole experience is every time I pick her up she runs to me yelling "Moooooommmmmy!!!!" and hugs me and whispers in my ear "I love you so much Momma." Then she says "Thank you Miss Sue" to her teacher and we get in the car and go back home together.

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