This year feels really momentous. Amy's last year of kinder. I know it's just another year and really nothing in the long haul of first years and last years and graduations and everything but it just feels like a really big jump. I will no longer have kinder pick-ups and chatting with the kinder mums and saying hi to the teacher and all that. There are many plusses to kids walking to and from school but at the same time there are some things I'll miss!
Amy's usually so busy chasing around after Meg and trying to copy her and I'm so busy dealing with the rather dramatic Meg and her myriad of woes and trials that sometimes I take a look at Amy and get a surprise- when did she get that big? When did she learn to do that? (And who taught her??)
Today Amy was lying on the couch and I thought she was talking to herself. Which she does a lot. When she's not singing made-up songs to herself that is... I was listening in and half smiling when I realised I knew the story...
I went over and she was reading herself a picture book. Wow.... my little girl! (And who taught her to do that???) She couldn't read the katakana but she had the hiragana down pat.
And it made me think of all the other things she is doing lately that surprise me. Her first fringe- that she decided on herself- is growing out (she's decided she likes fringes for winter but it makes your head hot in summer), She wears Meg's hand-me-downs without them even going into storage first. She's missing her two front teeth (that is such an incredibly cute and simultaneously woefully short stage isn't it?) and here she is proud as punch with her first completed sewing project. She wanted to make a placemat for kinder. She was going to do all the sewing herself but got frustrated by how long it was taking and so I offered to do the (wobbly and uneven) machine sewing around the edge.
How happy does she look, huh?
We're proud of you Amy girl!