This week Mini Savage began his preschool journey. I thought maybe I’d see a tear or two, perhaps a tightened holding of hands but I barely got a backward glance and I feel a little cheated.
I know it won’t always be easy street. We’ve had our fair share of crying at creche doors, wishing an untimely death upon “Nellie the no eye-contact child care professional” and I’m grateful for not enduring that this week.
Every now and then however, I find myself wishing that he’d just stop growing for one minute. Sometimes in a busy street, when I yell “slow down!!” what I really mean is “for the love of god where did the last three years go, hold me!” But you can’t stop growth, and really why would you want to? Watching something bloom is a beautiful thing.
And anytime I feel like holding him a little too tightly I gently remind myself that his artwork needs improving.
Linking up with Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday.