04 May 2010

tuesday, unwrapped.

today i'm unwrapping the gift of a five year old who loves to smell my coffee. (seriously, if i leave a cup unattended, her nose is liable to be in it.)

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who, if she had her way, would spend the whole day in her sunshine pajamas.

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who harbors strong opinions about scooby doo ('horrible and scary'), and is pleased as punch with a well-placed dora band-aid.

who narrates her life in song.

who thinks peanut butter toast is perfection on a plate.

who relishes trips to the mailbox and backyard picnics and shadow puppies.

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yesterday i phoned the lower elementary school to make elle an appointment for kindergarten round-up. she's going places, this kid. and while it occurs to me to nurse a bit of self-pity and nostalgia, i'm mostly taking joy in her becoming a person apart from me, with her own purposes and faith and persuasions.

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she's ready. and it's a beautiful thing.



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22 comments:

linda said...

She is a beautiful little girl.
I love the smile.

Bananas and Damask Interiors said...

What a beautiful post. I'm excited for Sophie to enter these milestones too! She is a precious little girl and I'm glad you have her in your family to enjoy! You seem like a delightful person. Thanks for visiting my blog too! Have a great day.
Hopefully you'll enjoy this school transition as much as she does!

Anna

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Thank you for perfectly articulating how I feel about Kindergarten and all that follows. Are you, by chance, available by the hour, as a personal articulator?

JoAnn said...

awww. I narrate my life in song too!
Of course, people as ME to stop it please.
Speaking of, lately I've had "As sure as the Lord made little green apples, and that band's gonna be in uniform" in my head these past days.
(from the music man...you know)
I'm hoping now that I've graffitied on your blog comment section with my mental driftwood, I'll be released from that song. AHhhh. It worked. Thank you.

Misty said...

this was so beautiful and so peaceful... thanks for this post!

Wendy said...

What a sweet post. I too have a child starting kindergarten next year..... and he is SO ready......to take the world by storm. Funny thing is, he would steal my coffee/tea too! Silly boy!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Southern Gal said...

She's beautiful. Love your list of things she loves.

Kaycee said...

Oh that last picture is beautiful and so precious! What a lovely post.

Seeker said...

that is a kickin' shadow puppy :)

I appreciate her kindergardenishness.

Seeker said...

Oops...I always spell kindergarten with a "d" instead of a "t"...I have a mental picture of a little garden of children.

CafeAngelica said...

OK. so this is the 2nd day in a row that I decided to follow someone and I was the 200th follower. Kinda cool.

Your blog is sweet. Love these pics of your little one. She is beautiful!

Alisa Greig said...

SWEET!

tara said...

just wanted to say that i too think that peanut butter toast is perfection on a plate, and i am being 110% honest when I say I just had some not five minutes ago. Elle has good taste. :)

Laura said...

You're writing is just simply beautiful! And that little girl is an amazing creature who has a wonderful mother guiding her along her path.

Alyssa Barnett said...

Your writing (and daughter) are beautiful.

Alyssa

jorth said...

Never a truer word was spoken. She's such a lovely girl, with an equally lovely mum.

Faith said...

SO beautiful! LOVE your blogg!!!

Faith said...

SO beautiful! LOVE your blogg!!!

Alyssa Barnett said...

Your writing (and daughter) are beautiful.

Alyssa

tara said...

just wanted to say that i too think that peanut butter toast is perfection on a plate, and i am being 110% honest when I say I just had some not five minutes ago. Elle has good taste. :)

Wendy said...

What a sweet post. I too have a child starting kindergarten next year..... and he is SO ready......to take the world by storm. Funny thing is, he would steal my coffee/tea too! Silly boy!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Bananas and Damask Interiors said...

What a beautiful post. I'm excited for Sophie to enter these milestones too! She is a precious little girl and I'm glad you have her in your family to enjoy! You seem like a delightful person. Thanks for visiting my blog too! Have a great day.
Hopefully you'll enjoy this school transition as much as she does!

Anna