I’m a bit emotional today…I just dropped off BOTH of my sweet babies at their first full day of Mother’s Day Out. Last year, it was just Caroline that I had to say goodbye to, and Carson joined in the fun this year, which will be SO good for her, but makes me a bit sad at the same time. How are they 29 months and 14 months old already? Sometimes I can’t handle it when I think of them getting bigger, growing up, and doing “toddler” activities more and more.
I know Mother’s Day Out programs aren’t as common in some areas, but in and around Nashville (and other southern cities for the most part) it’s a fantastic way for children to interact with others their age, learn in a classroom setting, conquer other necessary abilities (potty training outside the home, learning social skills, mastering the alphabet/numbers, etc), as well as letting moms have some time out time for themselves, too (although this will help me make the most of my workdays).
So say a little prayer for us today if you don’t mind. At first I was thinking it would be for the girls, but now I think this mama could use a little lifting up, too…”the days are long, but the years are short”.
Now I think I will go lock myself in my office, have a good cry, and then manage to get some much needed work done…and will be counting down the hours until pick-up at 2pm.