Thursday, April 24, 2008


Those of you who know me personally know that as much as I love teaching I love my family more! I've been blessed with a wonderful husband and two beautiful, healthy children. Well, my baby will be six on Saturday! If I really wanted to celebrate her exact birthdate and time, I would set my clock for 12:16 a.m. Saturday morning and go in Sarah's room and wake her up at 12:17 a.m. singing "Happy Birthday"! I won't do that...I don't like waking up in the middle of the night and neither does she.

The "Come See Me" finale is on Saturday night, so we are going to sit by Winthrop Lake and watch fireworks for her birthday. Sarah thinks that the city is celebrating her birthday (after all...everyone's life revolves around Sarah, ya know). I've just let her believe it and we are using that as her party. Our family is coming and most of her friends will be there anyway. It'll be a fun time.

Sarah has not stopped telling me lately that the next time she goes to children's choir, she'll be going to the same room with Caleb because she'll be in 1st grade. She tells me about 3 times/week that she's an almost 1st grader. Just today she said " two days I'll be SIX!" Oh baby, I know!

I know exactly how fast you're growing up and away. I know that soon you won't call me in the middle of the night and say "Mommy will you snuggle up with me?" I know that soon Caleb won't be your hero anymore...he'll just be your brother. I know that sooner than I want to admit there will be a string of boys you bring home to eat with us because you really want to date them and that's Daddy's rule..."Any boy who wants to date MY daughter is going to sit at MY table and eat a meal with ME! And he better talk too!" (When you read that part, you have to puff up your chest, lower your eyebrows and make your voice all husky to get the real effect.)

I had similar emotions when Caleb turned six. I don't know what it is...I guess I realize that you're halfway to being a teenager or something, but I feel like my baby is gone. Well, Sarah, no matter how old and big you get, baby, you can always call me in the middle of the night to snuggle up with you and I always will! I love you!


Kim Eckhardt said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! Our kids must be about the same age (Owen is 5 and Shane is 8). I know just how you feel. Owen still loves to snuggle and come into bed with us in the morning. Shane never does that anymore. :*( Have fun at her "party". Tee-hee. That's awesome. Winthrop's having a party just for her. LOL.

Teacher in the middle said...

Yep...Caleb is 9 and you know about Sarah. I'm guessing that Shane is in 3rd grade and Owen in kindergarten? Same as mine. We have such great timing, don't we?

Kim Eckhardt said...

Yep. Mine are 5/kindergarten and 8/third grade. Definitely great timing! ;)