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Just Not Yet

You know, I should’ve known. Should’ve been prepared for it. She’s grown tall, just like somebody pulled on the top of her head, straight up, because she’s going up up up, and not out. Her hair, when wet and combed, falls down past the middle of her back (not that you’d ever know it, because it’s constantly bouncing around her head in those crazy springs of awesome). She speaks eloquently, sings on key, can write the name “Tim” (who’s Tim, is what I want to know…), and count, and say her prayers even though we didn’t even know she has some memorized. So I should’ve seen it coming. But she’s the second born. The “middle child.” And so, because of that, I didn’t. But then today happened, and my littlest girl celebrated her last day of her first year of preschool.  My little Quinn, who sucks her thumb when she’s tired and was oh-so shy a few short months ago, giggling in her teacher’s arms. My baby girl…