When my 5 year old daughter brought home a pine cone turkey from preschool last week, very similar to the pine cone turkey one of my 4 children has brought home from preschool at Thanksgiving time for the past 8 years, I sniffled a bit realizing this may be the last one! The last pine cone turkey!
They don't seem to make them in elementary school, at least not the elementary school my older 3 kids attend and where Little Girl will go next year.
There are so many aspects of raising children that have been mainstays in our life for so many years now, having 4 children one right after the other. Things like strollers were just part of life, nearly anywhere we went we needed a stroller, the question was just which one -- the single, the double, the jogger? And then they were gone. Just like that! We never use a stroller anymore!
But, the strollers I don't really miss (except occasionally as a place to stash a bag and not have to carry it) -- good riddance, life is easier without you! The pine cone turkey, however, will be missed!