Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kindergarten Independence

"Mom, can I go in by myself?" Ashley asks me each morning I drop her off at school.

Who would have thought Kindergarten would make such a difference? She's been in school for less than a month, and already she seems so much more grown up.

She's serious about her "homework," eager to "read" to us (and not doing too bad, either) and planning a busy social schedule of play dates and sleepovers.

And definitely letting me know that she doesn't need me quite so much anymore.

I'm proud of her, and a little sad, too. And I'm preparing myself for the day when she doesn't even want to acknowledge my existence anymore.

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This post inspired by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop
Writing Prompt: Signs that your little one is just not that into you anymore.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fair Fun

Ashley was absolutely insistent that she would ride every ride by herself -- and she reveled in her independence.

Luke allowed Andy to take him down the slide once, and then said he wanted to ride with me. But, alas, at the top of the slide, he had a change of heart and begged to go down by himself.
He is (just barely) tall enough -- so by himself he went. (And going down the steps from the Super Slide -- not nearly as easy as going up -- in fact, it's kind of like swimming upstream.)
Then he begged to go again all by himself, and he did.
My baby is growing up.

One day (probably before we know it), they'll be ditching us to go off with their friends.

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