Our two and a half year old started playgroup this week. (With the other kids back to school, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkos, and then the bar mitzvah, I couldn’t focus on a transition for her until this week.) These are the projects she brought home today for Shabbos! I am so proud of her! Being away from me, and having to communicate by herself is a huge personal milestone. I think she was ready, though I am never 100% sure. The last picture is her lunch bag, decorated by her older sister. #proudmom #theygrowupsofast #Shabboscandles
What am I doing with my new free time? Planning a donut themed birthday party for my big daughter. That’s what has been making me think of all these old birthday party pictures that I have been posting.
Planning the party is good channeling for me: working through my little one being away from me, what the next step is, taking a breath and processing the past few months. And at least I have my tiny one to keep me company 9 hours a week.