(No? Was that just me? Seriously, that's what it seemed like!)
Well, I'm having those same kinds of feelings now when it comes to my Little Miss Malia getting ready to start Kindergarten in the fall. Not that she doesn't seem ready to start school -- both socially and intellectually -- but she just seems so little. Too little.
Both of my girls were born at the exact same time of year (well, 10 short days apart) so when Malia starts school, she will be only 10 days younger than her big sister was when she started her public education journey. So why then does it seem like Joelle was so much older??
Maybe it's because Malia is my baby. Or maybe it's because she's not speaking quite as clearly as Joelle was at this stage (saying things like "wif" instead of "with" for one example). But the thing is, it's not just Malia that I think isn't quite 'big' enough for school. When I think back to Joelle's classmates, it seemed 'right' that they were at the stage they were in. But now when I think about the kids that Malia is in pre-school with, who will join her in Kindergarten...I don't know, they all just seem younger.
Once again it seems like the kids are shrinking as the years go by.
Here are pictures of my girls at the exact same stage -- when they were exactly 4 1/2 years old. When I look at these pictures, though, there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference in the way of how they look, maturity-wise....
I wonder in 5 years from now, if the kids starting Kindergarten will look like they just barely started walking and eating solid foods! :)