|Little one looking quite the star!|
I guess every generation says it, but kids do seem to be growing up super fast these days. Blame it on TV, technology, our own attitudes, whatever. Sometimes it seems childhood ends at 10 and girls face more pressure in terms of body image. Seven-year olds worrying about their weight is not unheard of nowadays. And I want to hold on to my little one as much, and as long, as I can.
So I cherish those hugs around my neck, though sometimes they pull my hair. I smile to myself when she says hilarious things like, wouldn't it be cool if kids were born before the parents? And I hope we've still got some good years of playing with her toys, if only because she's got so many of them! I'm relieved she still likes Disney shows and riding carousels. And I'll try to face every new challenge, and every inch she grows with courage and by being grateful that she's in my world.
Happy back to school time to parents, teachers, and of course, kids, all around!