It seems like my summer “sunshine” only arrived yesterday. The summer has flown by – it always does when my BFF, Little Tyke is in town.
And today, like in previous years, the good times come to an end and it’s good-bye again.
Just a month later, we have both changed quite a bit … At that time, we were both on all fours. (June 2011)
The next summer (2012) – Little Tyke and his family were back. This time he’s walking on two legs, but still not too tall yet. And when we both sit/squat, he’s just still my height.After the summer of 2012, it was a whole year before he returned. I was so happy to see him, I gave him a kiss. (September 2013)
I was hoping I would see him again in a few months but he didn’t come back the summer of 2014. In fact it was almost a year and a half before I saw him again.
Once again he left in August. And it was another whole year until he returned this summer.
The two months flew by way too fast.
I will miss you Little Tyke. I know that you favour George because he is more your size … (even though George has a tendency to nip when Mini Tyke tortures him with too many kisses, hugs and tries to bend his legs! LOL!)
But you and me, we go back a long way.Once again, we will say our goodbyes today. It’s too sad that it happens every time we see you.
But we count the days when you return. Till then, grow taller and stronger, stay healthy, do well in school and continue to ask lots and lots of questions. And I will always look forward to seeing you again.
May’s comment: Been another lovely summer watching Sasha grow and learn. So many questions, so many experiences, so many lovely moments. One of the hardest thing each time I see Sasha – is saying goodbye to him at the end of his stay.
He will go back to his school and his home in Thailand. He will grow and learn new things and develop new skills – and I won’t get to experience those things with him.
As I was walking him to Summer Camp in July, it occurred to me that soon he will stop holding my hands when we walk together. That day will come soon enough – so I treasure all the little moments I’ve had the privilege of sharing.