It is hard to know if things are moving too fast or if they are moving just right.
Walking through the store today with Emily I imagined the day when we play Santa together. She mentioned the other day with a smile that she believes in Santa Claus “because if I don’t he won’t come, you know.” She looked at me an extra second. I don’t know if she was winking or if I imagined it.
My little girl is not the only one growing up before my eyes. My big girl is growing up every day, too. She wears some version of the same outfit every day these days. In her pink cowgirl boots she is fearless. In her leopard scarf she is warm and kind.
I picked her up from school today. As we walked to the car she said “You picked me up instead of having me ride the bus. How come?”
I reached my hand out and she took it. “No reason,” I said.
“You just wanted a few extra minutes, didn’t you?” She squeezed my hand.
That kid knows me too well. Yep. I just want a few extra minutes.