Yesterday evening I picked up the kids from my friend's house after I had been attending a birth all day, and I was met with something I was completely and utterly unprepared for.
Vienna had a loose tooth!!
She's ONLY 5! I thought we had at least a year before she started this! What the heck?
Then I realized - der. She DID just start kindergarten, and she will be SIX in January for pete's sake. It's
Bu.....bu.......but.......she's my *baaabyy*! How can this be happening already??
Good grief. I think I'm going to have a harder time with this whole growing up thing than I originally thought. And I've always known it would be tough for me. Dangit.
Next thing you know she'll be getting her period and we'll have to buy her a bra. Then she's gonna graduate high school and move out and.....and......there's absolutely not a single thing I can do about it. *Sniff*
I knew we signed up for this when we had her. I just didn't realize it was gonna all happen so friggin quickly, know what I mean?
I'll stop whining about how my kid's growing up too quickly. I'm sure you all know how I feel.
I guess I'm just gonna have to put my best foot forward and celebrate these things with her as they happen and pray that hubby and I are raising her to be strong and independent and to make the best decisions for herself when she does actually move out and get a life of her own. Which really won't be for quite awhile. I'll have time to adjust to that concept when it comes ;)
In the meantime, I'll just enjoy her sweet newly-toothless grin and kiss and hug and love on her as much as possible.