She’s not here

This morning we took Sophia to her very first day of daycare.  She’ll be going for one day a week.  And it seems to be much more of an adjustment for me than for her.  As soon as we arrived, she ran off to play, happily making new friends and new artworks, exploring new toys and a new environment – so comfortable and at ease that she hardly noticed we were there.  And we left her, for the first time, in the care of trusted strangers.  We went to breakfast and felt a little lost without her.  We came home and it was so quiet.  Just us two.  I don’t know whether to miss her, or to be glad of the chance to get work done, a moment to myself.  I’m beaming with pride at her confidence, and looking forward to embracing her again.  My beautiful girl, growing up so fast.  M x

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  1. Jen August 25, 2011 at 5:02 am #

    Wow – you brave girl. I’m so glad you’re taking the time though Mel. Once you get used to the quiet – you’ll love it…..and you’ll LOVE seeing her again! xxx

    • melriddell August 30, 2011 at 10:39 am #

      It’s alot harder than I thought, not having her here – even for a day! She is perfectly fine with the adjustment, it’s all me that needs to get used to it. I must say, it certainly is quiet! x

  2. Jody September 4, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I really love the first photo, she is just so beautiful xx

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