Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesdays @ 5:15....for the next 7 years

You know, it's interesting that for a girl who hates math I have a lot of numerical posts.....I may have to look into that.....I'm sure it means something......just wish it would tell why I cannot for the life of me balance a checkbook.....sigh....

Today, at 6:45 am....at 7 months and one day, my sweet little Princess learned to crawl...we all got to see her do it for the first time. She crawled from her dragonfly blanket across the rug, over the hardwood and onto the carpet in my bedroom...and them promptly begin pulling magazines out of the basket on the floor! She was so happy and excited. We were excited that we all got to see her. Precious.

It's interesting that whenever the little prince learned to do new things I was always more sad than happy.....oh, I was glad that he learned the new skill, but I was worried that "this might be the last "first time" I get to see him do blah blah...." I did not feel that way this morning. I was proud of my little monkey-girl, and a little sad that she's not going to be a baby for very long...but I was OK with accepting the new phase......and those of you who know, know that this girl is NOT a fan of CHANGE....no ma'am....not at all....maybe I'm growing up....

This afternoon I took the Princess to Kindermusic. The little Prince went from 6 months to 7 years, every Tuesday at 5:15 with Miss Laura. My Princess loved the Kindermusic....loved playing with the babies, loved the blue stuffed rooster with crinkly wings that came home with us to live in toyland...loved the "shakey-shake" eggs (the little Prince's favorite also). Miss Laura has moved on....there is a "new Miss Laura".....I think her name might be Miss Erin......and she has a lovely voice. She was fun and enthusiastic with the babies....but I kept thinking that "she wasn't doing it right"....The little room is the same. I remember when they painted the bears and the tractor and the Big AL on the walls....the items are still in the same places on the shelves....there are still Mommies and babies....singing and playing together. All that's missing is Miss Laura.....

I may or may not have gotten a little teary eyed on the way home....at the end of each class we sing, "Hey everybody, it's time to say Good-Bye, Hey everybody, it's time to say Good-Bye, Hey everybody, it's time to say Good-Bye....Good-Bye to Noah Good-Bye" and we sing goodbye around the room.....the tune was the same.....the inflection was different....I missed Miss Laura.......

Maybe I'll get used to the new Miss Laura.....I might even learn her name.....and it will be good that the Little Prince has his Kindermusic teacher and the Princess has hers.....making new memories and all....and maybe this mommy who waited so long to experience all of those little "firsts" all over again can learn to sing the same song in a different key.....after all, I've got 7 more years, every Tuesday at 5:15........surely I'll get the hang of it Princess.....surely I will......

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