I am excited for her to start for many reasons (a break for me! less sibling squabbling around here, more routine in our weeks, something to engage and challenge her more than I do at home...) but of course I am also sad. Kindergarten is such a milestone of "letting her go"...one of many! I'm also sad for the change it will bring to the relationship between Greta and Therese. Sure they squabble, and yell, and take things from each other...but more often than not they play together so happily! The other day I was feeding Hosea and trying to get him down for a nap, and I overheard the girls out in the kitchen chatting. I realized Therese was hungry and had taken the initiative to get some snacks out of the cupboard. When I came out I saw them sitting under the kitchen table together, snacking and chatting away. What is Therese going to do without Greta at home? And Greta has said "I will miss the bubba too"...yes she will!
I know, I know, it'll all work out, but it will be new and different and exciting, and a bit sad too. So I'm having a moment now, and that's ok. Tomorrow she will go for one hour (gradual entry, they call it--not a full day till next Tuesday), and we really are all looking forward to it! I just hope I can keep it together :-) Now I know a little better how my mom must've felt when she dropped me off at kindergarten for the first time and I turned to her and said "It's ok Mama, you can go now", so she turned around and stoically left to go cry in the car!
Lucky Hosea is having a turn with it here, on Greta's baby quilt.
Anyway, it broke in two pieces and I think it can be fixed. Greta was upset for just a very short while and then she said to me, "It's ok Mama, I forgive you" :-)
Hosea will be crawling soon, I am sure of it!
Thanks for these shots, Greta.
Soon after this she dropped the camera. I then asked her not to take it in the bathroom with her (she took this photo while sitting on the toilet!) because I didn't want it to get wet. Later I looked and the screen on the camera is cracked...whoops. When I told her she looked like she felt really bad about it, especially since I then said she shouldn't use it anymore. Good thing we have another old one around here she can practice with, cause she seems to have a good eye for taking photos!
No, but really, he's getting to the point where he can sit up like this for a couple minutes. Big changes around here!