Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Going against the grain.
But, school? [sigh] School. Can she just be a toddler for as long as she can? OK? OK.
Then, this happened.
Those five years of being a toddle are sketched away as memories now. Everyday a treasure. Everyday a confirmation that choosing to be a stay at home was, indeed, the right decision. Looking back at pictures and seeing that chubby round face, with the sparkly dress up shoes, helping me mix up cookies, I only begin to wish there was just one more day like that....just one more.
The bells go off in my head. I do have more days like that! And one day, all to soon, Hope will be walking down that sidewalk, backpack in hand, with a mom holding a camera and thinking, "what I would give for just one more day."
We have LOTS of things to do. Different things than older sister may have done, because they are different kids. But none the less, we will make the most of these toddler days, because they too will pass way too fast.
I spent a morning at a social event full of stay-at-home moms a few days ago. Many had toddlers with them. While introducing and talking to people that weren't dancing to the Mickey Mouse theme song, I was taken back by the flow of conversation. Once names and kid's ages were revealed, the next question repeatedly asked was, "now, which preschool does Hope go to."
Really? Really. What an assumption. I was austounded finding out I was the only stay at home mom that was actually staying at home with thier toddler on a full day to day basis.
Then, not but two days later, at the local post office, Hope took up conversation with the lady behind us. Revealing herself as a grandmother of a three year old, she asked Hope where she went to preschool. The look on Hope's face was priceless. She responded with, "my Emma in school, she ride a bus."
Settled. And apparently we're going against the grain. But that's OK. I'm kinda in love with the grain.