As we were getting ready for the new school year, I had her help me clean out the art closet. She was excited to find some supplies that had gotten buried and forgotten about. But she also turned her nose up at what she called, "little kid art supplies".
While I'm always happy to get rid of stuff on my de-cluttering mission, I found myself actually sad about giving away these particular items. It was a sudden reminder that my babies are growing up and we are getting rid of our last Crayola crayons and big foam stamps. As a parent you don't usually know until after the fact when will be the last time your child will ask you to push them on the swing or the last time they will want to sit in your lap while you read a book to them. This was just one of those moments that stuck with me as we got rid of those "little kid art supplies".
Savor the days.