I need to document this day. The day I have been dreading for 7 years now. The day my daughter is officially too cool to hold my hand walking into school. I literally heard my heart breaking in two!
We were walking in to school today and I grabbed her hand, as I always do. Just walking along chatting with her. Not noticing at first that her little hand was trying to break free of mine. She didn’t come out and say “Don’t hold my hand, Mama.” No, she’s too considerate for that. Just the slightest little pull away of her hand from mine.
Now, I could have started wailing loudly right there in front of the school. I wanted to. I wanted to throw myself down on the ground, kicking and screaming, “NO! Not yet! I want more time!!!!”
But I didn’t do any of that. I might have faltered just a little in my step. But then I looked at her and winked. I get it honey, it’s okay. Deep breath and we proceeded to walk into the school.
So here it is. November 3, 2009. The day my heart was broken.
Well all I can say is poor Hannah! I’m probably going to be smothering her to death for the next 2 years of her life! 😉