Yesterday was my last official nannying day with The Peanut. :( Now that I'm a working girl and an income of a certain monetary level has moved up the proverbial ladder to Top Priority (within reason, of course), I can no longer afford (grrr - that darn money issue that we all face!) to take care of her each week. She's been My Girl Friday since July of 2008.
I'm desperate to not lose the special connection she and I have, though, so I still plan on hanging out with her in the evenings at least once every week or two . . . or taking her for overnights. Fortunately, "I want to go to Boppee's house!" is still a common request. :)
I knew it was gonna be a bittersweet day when I arrived to see this gorgeous bouquet glowing in the early morning sun.
Later in the day, The Peanut came to me saying, "Boppee, I pick a flowa for yoo!" I took it, saying thank you, and asked (testing her), "Oooh! What kind is it?"
Why, "A 'Ump Up'," of course! (Johnny Jump Up.)
After this one, she picked a buttercup and asked what it was called. I said, "That's a buttercup!" Several minutes later, that little mind working the whole time, she asked, "Dis 'buttah-cup' . . . but no buttah on it, wight?"
Then we planted two seed potatoes that The Peanut had gotten from Grandma J (Mama Pea).
And watered . . . .
And now she'll get to watch her garden grow!
I am just about the luckiest woman alive to have gotten to share the past two years with this precious little one. Thanks, L & C, for sharing her with me!