Today we took our toddler to go see a Preschool. It's a brand new one opening up here in town. It was kind of surreal watching her play with the toys and go down the slide. I loved watching her but I also felt a sense of sadness. My baby is growing up!
I know they will grow up and before I know it - they will be my age with kids of their own. But that doesn't mean I have to like it!
I'm SO excited for her to enter this new phase of her life but with that comes a sense of loss. I am losing the little girl that needed me for everything and that is now replaced by the "I want to do it all by myself" girl. I am losing the one that liked to cuddle and she is being replaced by the one that doesn't.
BUT I am gaining the girl that is growing up and learning new things and becoming the person she was meant to be. I am gaining the girl that has the whole world in front of her and she's starting to discover it.
It's a bitter/sweet day. If I'm emotional today...I can't imagine how emotional I will be on her first day of preschool...kindergarten or high school.