Saturday, June 5, 2010

Growing up

Kindergarten is starting soon (okay - in 3 months, but that's soon enough).  I actually got a little teary at the information night.  My little girl is growing up and I've only got a few more months with her all to myself.  I have to entrust the school system to keep her safe, to teach her, to nurture her.  I just hope I've done my part in preparing her for this big step.  I worry she's going to pee her pants.  I worry that other kids won't play with her. I worry that she'll be stubborn like her dad.

In order to prepare her (and me), we've registered her in a week-long summer camp.  Princess camp.  I know, I said I'd never do such a thing if I had a little girl, but now that I do, I realize that it doesn't have to be a bad thing. 


Heidi is talking up a storm.  She calls Artemis "Ass", as I've probably mentioned.  A couple of days ago she put a cloth on his head and then pointed at him and said, "Ass hat!".  Yes he is, Heidi, yes he is.

She loves to do things herself.  One of phrases you hear most coming out of her mouth is, "No, Heidi do!".  It's a little frustrating for both of us.  She still calls Amelia "Ness".  She adores her big sister and follows her around everywhere.  Kindergarten is going to be a huge adjustment for Heidi too. 

Common Heidi-speak:

"Where Ness is?"
"Libby bus" - Olivia's school bus
"Silly (Ness, Mommy, Daddy)!"
"Wha happened?" (Paging Fred Willard!)
"Mommy's milkies all gone!"  Shortly followed by: "Tiny bit, please?"

1 comment:

  1. I'm teary-eyed. I think Kindergarten is going to be more of an adjustment for Mommy and Heidi. I bet Amelia is going to just love it.