Samuel really brings lots of love into my life. He is my most high-strung child, always moving, going, running, never sitting still. This does get him into trouble quite a bit from time to time, especially at school, where he is in an Early Five's program. We call this our "practice" year before Kindergarten. We are hoping that he matures a bit, but mostly that he learns how to act in a school setting. As a stay-at-home child, he had Mommy's rules. School has been a challenge...lots of new rules to learn!
One morning as we were driving into the school driveway, he noticed a Mommy walking her daughter to the door. He looked at me and said, "Why is her sister walking her into school?" I had to laugh! Here was a very young mother, with long blond hair tucked into a pony-tail and sporting cute shorts. To Samuel, pony-tails and short shorts are things that belong to his teenage sisters, not to his Mommy. I tried to explain that the nice young lady was really the little girl's Mommy. He just looked perplexed!
I am 36 with a son in Early Five's. I have an eighth grader and a sixth grader. When my twins start Kindergarten, I will be 39! I am getting further and further away from the young mom look! And that is fine with me. That young mom at 23 didn't know half of what I know now.
With age comes wisdom...so what if I don't have a pony-tail anymore!