Friday, January 26, 2007

Criss-Cross Applesauce

Last night Emma had all of us sit in a circle to listen to her Care Bear tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It was pretty funny to have her pretend to be a bossy, yet caring teacher. While the bear was reading the story, I looked around at us and Allison was sitting in a way that we used to call Indian style. Now they call it criss-cross applesauce. This was the first time I've ever seen her sitting like that and it almost chocked me up a little bit. It's amazing what little acheivements can at the same time make you proud, tickled, and sad about losing your baby all at the same time. She's heading closer and closer to her preschool years. Soon our family will be leaving toddlerhood behind.

I just going to take a deep breath and smile. There will be so many more accomplishments and stages left behind to be my treasured memory. This is just another reminder to enjoy them for who they are today. You'll never have today back no matter how hard you try.


DD said...

I asked X just now to show me what criss cross applesauce looks like. I had no idea that they had changed the name.

Trista said...

My Ally's growing!

It's like when I'm dying from my cold today, and Ethan hands me Baby... "special Baby make you feel better, Mom?" It just melts your heart. But it's hard to realize how different they are from just 6 months ago, even.