And so it begins. Marie really needed to get some cleaning done today before she has some family come in from out of town to spend the week so I took Alexis after her doctors appointment for a few hours. We went grocery shopping, walked to the park, got some Starbucks and then came home and the girls played in Cassidy’s room.
As I sit her now I realize I got a good glimpse of what life is going to be like for the next few years… Cassidy hardly paid me any attention while Alexis was around. In a way it hurts to see another person get the attention that I used to get. In another way it’s nice because she’s talking constantly nonstop without taking a breath or pausing between thought all the time so much that I can never get a word in edgewise… to SOMEBODY ELSE!!!
Part of me is a little sad because while she still has a long way to go… I know that this is where her innocence starts slowly slipping away. Where I have to start letting go and allowing her to form her own friendships and with that all the joy and heartbreak that comes along with it.
I guess it’s just a really good thing that the person she’s choosen to do this with has a mom the same age as me. And we have SO much in common it’s almost a little freaky! We are fast becoming friends, too. After work Thursday I stopped to get Cassidy and Marie and I sat down at a the table to chat for a few minutes and all of the sudden it was 1.5 hours later. I’ve missed that girl talk. The nonstop laughing and relating to somebody with such ease.
P.S. – Betting has officially begun on how long it takes Cassidy to teach Alexis the head-tilt-pose. 😉