The Little Sis can now easily sit herself up from a prone position. We got to watch her practice this over the weekend, and it was so fun to see her getting better and stronger with each attempt.
She also is pulling herself up on furniture up to her knees, and it’s just a matter of time before she pulls herself to her feet and starts cruising.
And last, but not least, she is so so so close to crawling. She goes immediately to her hands and knees and rocks back and forth quickly, and yesterday she took two little knee-steps before getting too tired. I would not be surprised if she takes off at any moment.
Wasn’t it not that long ago that The Big Sis was doing these very things? Sitting up…pulling herself up…crawling. It feels like it was just yesterday….
And yet, that can’t be true, as The Husband and I went on Friday to register The Big Sis for kindergarten. She will begin in less than four months. Kindergarten!
At this point I’m really not sad or bittersweet about this transition. (Though I reserve the right to change that at any point.) It’s hard to believe she’s growing up this fast, yes, but we’re embracing each new stage as it comes. My only thing is that there are so many unanswered questions at this point — will we let her ride the bus? where does she go when she gets to school? how will the car pickup line work at the end of the day? how much communication will we have with her teachers and peers? — but those are all questions that we’ll have answered before long, so I try not to linger on those things unnecessarily at this point. We go to the school on August 3 for an assessment so they’ll know where to place her, and I believe there’s also another Kindergarten Kickoff Day where we’ll get to go and tour the school and rooms, meet the teachers, and get even more information about this whole process.
And what’s unbelievable is the fact that before we know it, it’ll be The Little Sis’ turn….