It is a rare day that I drop our youngest two kids off at preschool. That is normally Brian’s job but today I dropped them off on my way to work since he had an early morning appointment. Sophie had to take her preschool graduation gown back to school today. We had forgotten to take it back and she had to have it for dress rehearsal tomorrow. I impressed myself and even managed to toss it in the dryer with a wet washcloth to get the wrinkles out of the gown. Sophie carried her gown out out the car and smashed it under her book bag. oh well. It was going to get wrinkled and I accepted that.
We got preschool and little man ran ahead to open the door. Daddy has taught him well and that boys should open doors for girls! 😉 Sophie insisted on carrying her gown. I reminded her not step on it as I was getting Matthew’s book bag from the car and caught up to them to see this.
A 5 year old getting ready to graduate preschool and go to Kindergarten.
So proud of herself.
Her little brother stood there holding the door open for his sister that he loves more than anything even when he fights with her before school.
In 13 years, I pray that I see this again.
A girl (that will always be little to me) getting ready to graduate …
hopefully still so confident and so proud of herself.
So there you have it.
There is my goal … no …. OUR goal as parents is to keep that girl being little in our hearts while she grows and ensure that confidence and pride in herself continues to grows!
We honestly have that goal for all three of our kids but that simple glance up this morning caught me by surprise and made me realize that she won’t always be five. I know that is a fact … a given … part of life but this morning I saw the future she has ahead of her. I couldn’t help but smile and be proud of all we have yet to come in our lives with our three children.
Oh and hopefully our little man will keep opening doors for all of the ladies including both of his big sisters just as daddy taught him!
Have you seen your future in the small every day activities that happen in your life? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Your post does remind me that there are many times when I think about the future. I try not to think too hard about it and stop focusing on the tiny what-ifs and just focus on the positive, assuring myself that things may get hard but it will all work out.
Dianna @ oyveyaday says
My oldest starts pre-k in August, I guess we aren’t too far away from this moment. I think your goal is a wonderful one. With a goal like that, your kids are sure to grow into happy, confident adults.
My oldest son (5) starts Kindergarten in August =( I Know that I can’t keep him little forever. Here soon I will too see his future and pray that it will be as good as I’d hoped.
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
That would be so amazing if we could somehow keep our children built up and confident of themselves throughout their lives! I have the same hope for my daughters!
Oh, their futures. I feel like I’m getting more frequent glimpses of these as they get older. As their personalities develop and their confidence grows, I can see who my children are becoming and can somewhat visualize them as older children, then teens, then young adults. I feel that even at this young preschool age there are many experiences that open the window into the future: my son’s sense of humor, my daughter’s serious demeanor, their loving relationship together, and their independence from us as parents, all of these things bode well for a successful future for my kids. I look forward to that day, but I also wish I could hit the pause button for a moment right here and keep them little just a little longer.
Kim @ Two Kids and a Coupon says
We have preschool graduation in a couple weeks as well. It seems like yesterday the doctor was telling us that our little guy as going to be premature and so small he might not survive. Today he is a head taller and bigger than any other kid in his class. Amazing how time flies and they thrive.
Katherine Bartlett says
This is precious! We homeschool but I’ve been my daughter’s future in my eyes many times.
Sandy Cain says
Every now and then you DO get a peek into your child’s future. God willing, it’s all good. Hope for many more sweet graduations in the future!
This is such a beautiful post.
Linda B says
Aww too adorable! Thanks for sharing such a cute picture!
Oh I love moments like that! My youngest is so confident at preschool and will be in Kindergarten this coming school year… time flies!
Sara Phillips says
I love this! I hope she retains her self-confidence, too!
I try to teach my boys to hold the door open for girls (or just people in general), but they don’t see much of that example from their dad.
My oldest graduates high school Friday and I can only say that the time passes MUCH faster than anyone thinks. Precious picture. It would be wonderful to capture and compare when she graduates high school. PRECIOUS!
Such a beautiful post! <3
So Sweet! We all wish they could stay little forever. My baby boy graduates high school next week and my baby girl will graduate college next year!
So sweet, made me tear up thinking of my little ones.