It has been in the 80s this week and on Saturday the high will be 64! So we enjoyed the last seconds of summer by going outside...
in our backyard.
I love saying that.
I mean, sure, I guess it is bad form to steal a baby just because the baby's magic hair will keep you young forever,
but, you have to give her credit. She keeps Rapunzel locked up in the tower for 18 years to keep her out of harms way. She is right. The world is a dangerous place. People will take advantage of you and there is that pesky Plague. What about the poison ivy? The quick sand? It IS better to keep them locked away.
She had a point, right? Right?!?
I have had time to ponder all this because, you see, my dear sweet Caroline made a very big step into the world today.
She started Kindergarten.
Oh how I wish I could just lock her in a tower and teach her all the things she needs to know and protect her from every bad thing that COULD happen to her. How I wish I could guarantee that she would never be hurt, or sad, or disappointed.
But I can't.
What I can do is create a safe haven for her. A place that she can return to over and over for reassurance, guidance and love when the world is too much for her. A place that will always be warm and inviting and constant when the world is not. I can create that place right here in my home. A home base where she can recharge, get back out there and thrive.