I never knew just how much I loved Sofia until I sent her to kindergarten. I physically ache for her presence. The quietness (even with two still at home) feels agonizing. As much as I have always stated with a sigh of frustration that Sofia is a real “fire ball”, it is that vivacity that added so much spice to daily life.
Anna continues to be sweetness itself but is more cuddles than companion. Charlie is three, so though I’d love to befriend him at a deeper level now that we have more time alone together, he is more at an age of combatant than companion (yes, yes, I know, our children aren’t our friends, blah blah blah). Charlie has always been more happy to play on his own than Sofia ever was and even as I write he is nicely playing with trains. Beautiful right? But I feel sad.
I think this must be a very small taste of empty nest syndrome. I have never felt so interested in the idea of home schooling. Except for that sticking point…Sofia LOVES kindergarten.
I do have things going on at home other than transitioning into this new stage of life…I’m re-finishing an awesome new side table, continuing to work on re-vamping Anna’s room, starting a new interior decor class, to name a few. But right now, Sofia is up most in my mind and you may not be hearing about too much else until I get over this hump. Though by the end of the week I should be finished Anna’s room and hopefully share some pictures of that transformation.