Gosh, this kid just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Stop time!
I just had another moment in time that I want to freeze and remember forever. The hubs was out of town for work again today, so I had both drop-off and pick-up duties at daycare. Usually at drop off, I take T through the screen door of the little converted house where is Montessori school is located and into a classroom through a second door. I don’t stay too long, but I stay long enough to make sure he’s settled.
Yesterday, I got as far as the door into the classroom when he turned and gave me a hug and ran inside. Today, as we were walking in through the screen door, T turned to me, gave me a hug, and said, “Mommy, I want you to drop me off right here today.” I clarified – I mean, he tends to err on the side of clingy. Both my kids do. I said, “Are you sure? You don’t want me to walk you to the classroom door?” And he said, “No, this is fine right here. Bye mommy!"
And off he went. He walked up to the classroom door, swung it open, and announced, “Good morning everyone!”
And never looked back. I admit I was a proud momma, but I was also a bit of a sad momma.
How did my little toddler grow up all of the sudden into a little boy? I felt like I needed to channel “Small Wonder” (ok, you know what I’m talking about – the 1980s little girl-robot?!) and take a picture of that moment with my eyes.