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Growing Up

In less than two weeks I feel like my babies have gone from babies to girls. Maybe it's that I am seeing them in a different way. They are away from me for a few hours a day so I have to see them as bigger. Maybe it's that what they are learning in school is fostering their sense of independence. I don't know... but whatever it is it's a big change.

They look taller. They seem smarted. They talk clearer and more often. They are making observations about things around them. They are counting everything in sight. It is unbelievable. The OCD part of me feels a little bad that maybe I was failing to properly stimulate them but the rational side knows that they were ready for this. They love to learn and they have never learned like this before.

I am so proud of them. The way they kiss me goodbye and climb up the stairs to the aide on the bus. The way they wave goodbye. The way they get home and spend half an hour relaying stories from their day. It is amazing. It's a little sad too... makes me miss my babies. I think my babies are growing up.

2 comments:

Anonymous 7:01 PM  

What you said about feeling bad that perhaps you weren't stimulating them enough at home really resonated with me. That is exactly how I felt when my daughter started preschool and came home a changed kid. It's like she aged a year in one day. It was both awesome and heartbreaking.

Kristen 7:48 PM  

A - That is so completely true! It breaks my heart a little.

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