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The past week has brought with it changes… changes that I didn’t feel quite ready for.

(Who am I kidding? I’m truly not a fan of change. Like ever.)

First there was the move from the crib to the toddler bed on Saturday for Matthew …

toddler bed, Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
toddler bed, Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

And yesterday brought big changes for Katie.

First came her first real haircut… 5 inches gone within 10 minutes.


Then, in the evening, before I had even completely wrapped my brain around how much a simple haircut aged her, she lost her first tooth.

First lost tooth

But that smile right there?

And Matthew’s sheer joy over being in a big boy bed?

Well, I’m going to tuck those memories away for when the next big changes come.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll greet them with more a bit more grace.

Because I’m starting to see how well they welcome change.

And how can I not be happy about that?


I heard crying even before I saw it. Katie’s cries carried down the stairway…

Mommy! Matthew broke his Buzz Lightyear Christmas ornament!

In her hands, she held Buzz. In three pieces. Matthew trailed behind, with a look of guilt on his tiny face and tears in his eyes.

It’s okay, Mommy will fix it, I promised.

And I could see immediately that she doubted my ability to put Buzz back together again.

It won’t work, Mommy. It’s totally broken. continued

Nine words

My sweet Katie,

Today, you stashed your lunch box in your cubby, hung your backpack from the hook and kissed me goodbye, just as you do every morning.

Then, you turned and took your friend’s hand and said, “Come on, let’s go play.” She answered with an easy smile and you ran off together.

As I stood there, watching your two pony tails bouncing along behind you, I was struck by just how much I admire you.

During the first month and a half of kindergarten, this little girl wasn’t so nice to you. continued

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