RACING THROUGH CHILDHOOD
|Pet lunch box: IKEA|
At twelve forty we marched through the colourful corridor positively demonstrating collection of backpacks and pairs of shoes that would inspire any kid store surprising me with a school ready child. The one that cried her eye lashes out and refused joining tuneless activities in person. The very lonesome one mildly entertained by the company of Disney toys at the only table by the crafty wall. By the second afternoon she seemed to be adjusting so well the transition from all day at home to a half day at school has definitely had no effect on her. As it had on me. See that collection of jeans? You guessed it, it's me sitting on the bench twenty steps away from the kindergarten waiting impatiently to call Nadia any minute to check how she's doing instead of walking away and enjoying the sunshine on my very own! Or head home and clean the flat top to bottom even if it's not gonna last. The possibilities were endless and time on my side.
So I sat there checking all the important websites and what my friends were doing, sending text messages and staring aimlessly at the hotel behind me and people parking their cars, walking their dogs and spitting on the curbs (incredibly amusing) but it haven't occurred to me to get up and stop occupying the public space. On the second day I had a granola yoghurt on that bench. So glad I moved away for good before engaging in more relaxed activities but I'm still figuring out who's taken my space and if I should bring him lemonade to keep him refreshed in those last hot days. Back to school. We are still completing a lot of things (placing name tags on all surfaces imaginable because it's mandatory. And mostly fun.), planning lunches with our favourite products, looking through pages upon pages of autumn clothes although Nadia isn't really in desperate need of cooler weather clothes. Maybe a pair of sneakers. And plain leggins. So hello kindergarten, hello autumn, hello looking after yourself big girl. I can see you carrying your blue backpack on your big day trying to memorize every passing moment so I can never lose it from view. I'm proud you're doing so well that sharing your sweet presence is becoming bearable. And it's your birthday soon and we can't wait.
|^^ Happily catching up on our favourite cartoons. We're excited for school but still cherish our time together. I hope it will never change.^^|