Hey there, y'all! I've been a little absent over here, so I thougth maybe I should explain a little. See, Kate starts Middle School next week, and my heart is kind of breaking. Que the Me and My Broken Heart. Last week, it hit me kind of hard. She's been my little sidekick since she was able to walk, and I see her changing. Since we also have a 16 year old, I know that Middle School changes things. She's going to need me a little less, cop a little more attitude, start hanging with friends a little more, cuddle with me a little less and become more independent. It's time for these things to happen, I'm just not sure I'm ready...I really have no choice in the matter. So after a good cry over the weekend, I decided to take a little time to spend with my girl before she goes back to school next week. I put down my paint brush, shut my laptop for the most part and put off a couple of projects for a few days.
We've painted pottery, painted canvases for her new tween room, hit the movies, did a little big girl shopping, went to Middle School Orientation (where I seriously got ditched for her friends...which is totally cool with me), and we visited the Louisville Zoo. I know that the changes won't happen overnight, and she will always be my little girl. I know she isn't really going anywhere. I just needed to spend some time with my little girl!
So...please don't think I've abandoned you. I'll be back tomorrow with some fun announcements and will be right back to sharing tons of awesome tips, tricks, room makeovers and DIY projects! Believe me...there is sooooo much I haven't shown you yet that I've been working on this summer! I can't wait to share it all with you...and The Forum is going to be open soon! I'll tell you more about that next week, but lets's just say...that makes this blog not only mine, but yours too! All Mom 4 Real readers are going to be able to use The Forum to share, ask questions, and chat with one another...it's going to be FABULOUS!
Thanks so much for being the absolute best readers this old gal could hope for!