Throughout their lives, there have been moments where immediately things were different.... when they became mobile, started communicating, went to school... are a few obvious ones. They're good moments in that they show wonderful progress and growing independence. But, to me, these changes also include a bit of sadness 'cuz they mark the end of a 'era'.
Yesterday, one such changed happened....
The whole family went out to an event in Wollongong, Viva la Gong. It was a fun day with music and performers, food, merchandise stalls (including several fair trade one), and kids activities. Good fun!
After spending some time together listening to the music, visiting w/ some friends we bumped into, we decided to wander in different directions. I had Brenna. We went through the children's area and she found a craft that interested her. This is a familiar, comfortable event.
Then, the moment came... after a lifetime of waiting in lines for face painting, she wanted a henna tattoo. I know, it's not shocking, or really unexpected, but it does shout inside my head, "Where has my baby gone!?!"
Some changes, I'm just not ready for... ;-)
But take a look, the artwork is GREAT!
just last year...
Different art, same smile
(Disclaimer: the daughter just came in and said, "I still like face paint." So, maybe it's not such a big change after all.)
(and here's hoping that there'll be some more blogs in the near future... sorry, folks)