Kindy

I awake just before the alarm sounds and there she is sleeping on my pillow snuggled next to me.  She creeps upstairs in the still of the night and we wake together like this every morning.  Gently I tickle her cheek and her long thick lashes flutter. She opens her eyes and a little smile creeps its way across her face.

‘It’s your last day of kindy today Blossy’, I whisper.  She grins and snuggles back under the blankets in preference of more sleep.  My slow riser finally drags herself from our bed and props herself up at the table where she eats her way through a three coursed breakfast, cereal, toast and fruit. She dresses herself, puts her shoes on the wrong feet where we then wrestle her hair into a neat plait.

Her husky voice torments her big sisters as she rolls about on the rug reading her favourite story, Christmas Wombat.  While sipping my tea I hear her giggling at the wombat as he eats his way through a bundle of carrots and sleeps…. a whole lot.  Soooo much like my lovable Blossom.

I’m going to miss hanging out with my baby girl, just the two of us, our Wednesday dance offs in the living room, my little helper at the supermarket, my quirky companion who forever asks me for something to eat.  Gosh, I am going to miss her.

We close the front door and make our way to Kinder, closing the door on a chapter in this little home in preparation of exciting new beginnings.    I’m thankful for this space here and the way it continues to capture  all of these moments.  Memories treasured… forever.

Are you at the end of a chapter in your happy home and excited by new beginnings?

Home 369: Kindy – Vic

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5 Comments

  1. so beautifully put, one in kinder next year for me and I’m feeling a little sad about the lost 12 hours. They are precious times and things do change when they go to school, you are so right to savour the moments together.

  2. Angela

    Ah Kel, almost a tear to my eye, your way with words! I love that your picture captures the shoes on the wrong feet, boy that nearly tipped me over the edge. I only just had this epiphany regarding my Little Miss 3. As she is a July baby, I have her an extra year before starting school and I’ve been saying how long that will be, but now, I realised, I will miss my last little shadow & may actually be at a loss when that time comes. Lucky for me , I still have 2 more years!!. Angela (qld)

  3. You’re right, being able to capture the days here is invaluable…being able to read them herself in years to come…totally amazing. I hope today is sweet most of all.

  4. Beautiful! She has grown so much!! Xo

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