As I rushed to get sunscreen and bug spray on the kids before school this morning, Maggie yelped a little.
“Mom! Get it!”
I saw the little moth she was pointing to.
“It’s just a moth. It won’t hurt you.”
“What’s a moth?”
“Well, some caterpillars turn into butterflies and some turn into moths.”
“Oh! Mom, do you think it’s my little friend? Hi little buddy. It’s me! I knew you when you were a caterpillar. Do you remember me? Stay right there. I’ll see you when I get home from school.”
Then I dropped her off at school where they had a ceremony for the children who are moving up and going off to different schools. She got to choose a butterfly that represented how she has grown and changed since starting school. She was once a caterpillar who is growing right before my eyes. Sometimes I want her to stay right there too.