A6 and I did not get to do school together until the sausage for dinner was on the stove.
It was just one of those days.
I thought about skipping it, but I'm so very glad we didn't.
We read the first chapter of Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Loebel. We've read it before--as a fun read aloud by Mommy to the kids. But having A6 read it to me was like hearing it for the first time . . . for both of us.
She laughed that belly-laugh that only the very young laugh.
As she laughed I saw that her missing front teeth are about to be not missing anymore.
It will soon be hard to categorize her as one of the very young.
I looked deep into her eyes.
I beheld their sparkle.
I soaked up their delight.
I basked in their youngness.
And I tried not to ache that she is leaving her little girlhood; rather, I tried to look forward to the big girl that is coming.
Oh, how I love her!