I thought sending my oldest off to school would mean I have 1 less kiddo at home and way more free time on my hands. Boy was I wrong! We’ve flown through the last two weeks in a whirlwind of emotions and adjustments for everyone.
We often take for granted how much help we receive from older siblings when it comes to caring for younger siblings. Do I expect my older child to actually care for my younger child? Not at all. Has she been a huge help over the last 2 years? Absolutely!
Something as simple as running to her sister’s room to grab an extra diaper, or playing a game with her little sister while I fix lunch…those little things have helped me in so many ways that I didn’t consider at all until my oldest was no longer around during the daytime hours.
Ellie, although you can’t read right now, Mama still wants to let you know how much I appreciate everything you do. It is my hope that one day you will look back through the capsule of memories my blog has become and see how much I love and appreciate you. I love you more than words can describe, and I thank you for being my precious little girl and a great role model to your little sister. The joy on your sister’s face and her cheerful clapping the moment you climb into the car at the end of the day has my heart bubbling over when I see how much she loves you. So, thank you for all you do and all the love you give.