You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
~William D. Tammeus
Thursday was Violet's very last preschool story time. I have been taking Violet since she was two. It is amazing to me how quickly time passes in the world of parenthood. I remember when Violet's was an infant, complete strangers would come up to me and tell me how quickly time goes, and that I should enjoy every moment. At the time it was hard to imagine her beyond the difficult newborn stage, but I have to say they were right. It is so important to savor every moment. Violet is growing so quickly before my eyes. I realize how imperative it is for me to not only relish these moments, but also use them as an opportunity to teach. It is my responsibility to infuse her with lessons on humanity and decency...to teach her what is good in this world and how to reflect that as she builds relationships beyond my reach. Life is so precious. I hope in remembering this, it will help her in the slow evolution we all make as children, young adults and adults.
Well thanks for keeping up with my nostalgic thought process.
Violet and I had a really great day on Thursday. It started with a most magical encounter with a newly hatched butterfly. It hung out with us for a while and then ever so gracefully floated away into the woods.
Mrs. Jan and Mrs. Lenora had a bunch of fun stuff planned for the story time group. Mrs. Jan lead a variety of finger plays, rhymes, and songs.
The children even went on a "bear hunt" honoring the groups request. Pepper the pig made a special appearance as well.
Mrs. Lenora, had a fun sunflower project for the kids laid out.
Then the kids grazed the snack table. They had the table fixed so cute with lots of yummy finger foods.
We had a great time. Thanks Mrs. Jan and Mrs. Lenora. They work so hard to provide this wonderful service to our little community.
After the library Violet was still hungry so we headed over to Woods.
After that we followed the day up with a walk around the square and stopped in at Nancy's Antiques.
We had fun checking out all of the new stuff she had out. Love this table of little dutch girl stuff.