Thursday, June 14, 2012

Clinging to childhood.

Eldest Daughter just finished middle school. For those of you slow on the uptake, that means we now have a high schooler in the house.

This is a picture of her at the western-themed, school-sponsored promotion party. Some of you will be appalled by the way she's dressed. My mother most definitely. No, I don't think she's showing too much skin. She will never have as perfect a figure as she has right now.

I just came across our travel activity box on an upper shelf in the laundry room. It's a large Rubbermaid container filled with coloring books, small games, stickers, pipe cleaners, finger puppets and puzzles. It's been a few years since I opened it, and of course we are long past needing it. The contents of this box, which I continuously added to as I came across interesting activities, kept The Pinks busy on many a car and airplane ride. Now, of course, they occupy themselves with books, needlework and electronics. I must find a good home for this carefully curated collection of entertainment.

Thing 2 and I reorganized her closet last weekend. Having custom Closet Factory built-ins was one of the best investments we made when moving here; it was easy to reposition hanging bars and shelves. We also transitioned from kiddie hangers to adult-sized ones. If you need 100 teeny tiny hangers, call me.

It's another sign that they're growing up.

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