“I’m going to stay till 3” T announced to me like a grown up, as we walked towards her play-school. I said “Okay. Are you sure about this?” I just wanted to make sure that she knew what she was talking about so I rattled on and explained that staying till three means, mummy won’t show up after they’ve had their lunch like I normally do. She was adamant and repeated “I’m staying till three!”
When we got there, she quickly joined her best-friend F and off they went. I approached her again and asked her, just to make sure she hasn’t changed her mind, she actually almost shooed me away. Yes, I know I was probably annoying her. So kissed her goodbye, and left.
I chatted for awhile with F’s parents outside, but at the back of my mind, I kept thinking, how did this happen? She actually looked impatient for me to leave. Whatever happened to that clingy little girl who would say “I want you mummy!” Just last night she clung to me as she cried and asked for her Dad who was away for a couple of days to attend a meeting. She was like a little baby again asking for her mummy and daddy. This morning though, she woke up like an adult, making decisions on her own, leaving her mummy stunned.
Oh dear, this is happening too fast. So I’m thinking now, it’s only past 10 in the morning. So what will I do between now and 3? I suppose I could do some chores like hoover which she hates! Perhaps read the whole day and not just a few paragraphs which I do while T is doing her thing in the bathroom (It takes her ages!). Maybe, I’ll finally get to finish The Years by Virginia Woolf which I’ve been reading for months now. Wait! I could go and watch all the reruns of Downton Abbey or my favourite property programs like Location, Location, Location or sleep! Have a blissful uninterrupted sleep? All these choices of things to do which doesn’t include T is actually making me feel a bit dizzy.
So I’m back to the question, whatever happened to my little baby? How did she go from this sweet little baby:
A little girl who loves to play rugby …
And who absolutely loves her new Dr. Martens like a teenager…
This is all happening way too fast for me.
I’m lining up this post with PODcast’s What’s The Story.