Morning Milestone

I found this draft from days gone by and thought it was so cute. Back then my little girls were 5, 7, and 9. Today they are 7, 9, and 11, and Daddy is chief lunch packer with a system while I hide away grabbing a last few minutes before the day starts. Enjoy this blast from the past, circa 2013.

This morning, I was woken by a light tapping on my door, followed by a curly head peeking in, followed by a little voice asking for me to get the “snack joor down” so she could finish packing her lunch.

I grumble-groused out of bed to find 3 busy girls busily packing their own lunches in the kitchen. I realized that this has become the “new morning normal” instead of me or someone else packing them.

This is a huge milestone.

Yes, there are only a few weeks of school left, but we have moved from me packing piles of lunches or feeding babies and toddlers while someone else packs them, to increasingly self-sufficient little people.

I could even take pictures and blog about a SYSTEM. A lunch-packing system, complete with SNACK DRAWERS! Lunches that pack themselves while I blog!

Nah. Better quit while I’m ahead BEFORE the fighting starts over, well, whatever it starts over this morning!

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.