I had to laugh at what happened today. As it's Sunday, we went to church. Kate has recently moved up to the older nursery class and is thrilled with all the new toys she gets to play with. There are little chairs and tables for her, a car to sit and play in, and babies to push in strollers. (Kate LOVES babies (baby dolls). She has two favorite ones that she carries around most of the day.)
Well, we arrive at the door to the nursery and usually there is some reticence on her part to leave us. She will wave and say bye to us, but it's better if she's distracted by something fun inside the room before we leave. (Totally typical, I know.) Today, she immediately fixated on the two babies just waiting for HER on the nearest table. Baby, baby! she said. Mommy and Daddy forgotten, she reached for the nursery volunteer who took her, put her down, and let her run to the babies. She never looked back, never said bye bye, never glanced our way. Jon and I looked at each other and said, oh, ok. I guess it's better this way. We'll just go.
But it was still sad. There WE were, ready to say goodbye and get our kisses from our sweet baby and she was off and running on to more exciting things. I'm sure it's just a small taste of what's to come. Honestly, I am very glad she can let us go so easily...most of the time. :)