Today I say goodbye to the days of pre-school. No more mid-day play dates, outings to the farm, zoo, museum, squeezing in hugs and kisses between conference calls. No more pitter patter of feet outside my office door followed by a tentative knock, waiting to be invited in. No more barging into my office with squeals of laughter.
For the past nine years a baby, toddler, pre-schooler has been home during the day. While I look forward to the quiet and tidiness I will miss what having pre-school aged children means.
It means grabbing snacks, camera and child and heading into DC to enjoy the Sculpture Garden, American History Museum and street performers because the sun is shining on a Wednesday.
“It’s opener there
in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.”
– “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss