From baby to little girl
My 3 year old is making strides. This time last year, she was a stay-home toddler who played with me, her big sister, her dad and by herself. The dog was her favorite companion of all I believe.
In August I put her in preschool. Much to her dismay. She cried everyday. Once so loud the director approaches the room stating very sternly “whose child is that?”…talk about making a mom feel terrible.
Today it dawned on me. She’s playing with her little friend across the street everyday after school. She talks about her friends at school, and describes them to a ‘ T “. She knows their favorite cartoons and what they’re going to be for Halloween. She jitters about music class, gets excited about art projects and mimics her teacher…”boys and girls EYES ON ME”. She tells me she’s the doctor and her friend has a cold. My little baby is entering the world of make believe….why just yesterday her and her friend loaded up the baby stroller. They pulled it all across the yard a half-dozen times on their way to the beach!
It’s something I remember very fondly with my oldest daughter too. So much goes on with them in a such a short period of time. The little one reminds me of the older one growing up. It’s taught me to stop what I’m doing and treasure each of their growing stages…by tomorrow, they just may be all grown up with their agenda.