|Okay children, story time from the big girl has begun...|
I watch her at gymnastics, or at daycare, or in groups of children where they gather.
Really, is she that tall?
When did this happen that I could barely carry her because her legs hang down so far?
When did she get so big she can read summer camp descriptions and choose for herself?
Who is this girl who just turned nine?
NINE? How is it nine years since I held her all day long and fed her and changed her and could not bear to be without her? I would leave for the store and feel my body was not whole if I left her home with daddy.
She is growing up.
She has opinions (I'll say), style, compassion, good friends, and the love of all around her.
And boundless creativity and energy and sometimes a mama can't keep up, but my dear Boo Boo La La - your mama will always give it her best shot.
Enjoy being nine, because your "not so little" but you don't need to be big yet.