Princess and the pea

School is now (soon) upon us.  And my first baby – my middle child – is going into Kindergarten.  confusing, yes, I know… amazing and long story, for another time. 

Since I have an older child, I thought that this might be a little easier.  Been there, done Kindergarten.  I know that every child is different.  But still.  It’s not my first going to school.  But she is my first.

She is my first little baby that I brought home.  She is the one that made me a mom.  She is the one that I bought the crib for – and that very first little mattress.

Of course, it should be a little hard to see her grow up and head off to school.  So to ease my pain  {haha} what do I do?

Today, bunkbeds for the girls were delivered.  Goodbye to the toddler beds.  Goodbye to that first crib mattress that has been with us since the beginning.  Goodbye to the first bed that my sweet girl from China ever had that was her own.  Goodbye to the little girl room.  Hello to the big girl room.

IMG_6198in the top bunk already…writing

It’s probably time – past time – to do this.  But my heart is having trouble saying goodbye.  Seeing the joy on the faces of my sweet girls is helping.

My big girls are growing up.  They may still be small, but they aren’t little.