First day of school! So here in Davis County we just started school today! We technically had a summer that was 1-2 weeks longer than normal! And let me tell you I could feel it. My kids were out of control. They wanted a late night every night. They wanted to hang out every possible moment. They were already wearing out their school shoes...
I was SO ready for school!
This is year is unique because all of my kids are in school full-time! Someone asked me if it was going to be hard to send them all off. I laughed. Are you kidding me? How many years have I been looking forward to this day? What will I do with all that wonderful time? Dream come true, right? Are you with me here?
We put the backpack in the locker, greet the teacher, find his desk and then the friends start to arrive. He yells out his excited greetings. So thrilled to be back at school.
I leave him in good hands and start to walk home. And then it hits me.
Remember this? This new 1st grader still calls me 'My love, my sweet, my darling, my princess!' What I realized is that the clock is ticking on that expression. The clocking is ticking on all my young mother experiences. It did make me a little wistful.
I spend so much time getting my children to the milestones that mark their lives just to pass it and think "Hold on now. Let's slow down. I don't know if I am ready for this."
Joe said it best as we walked into his classroom he tells me "Mom, I am excited but kind of nervous."
I know buddy. Me too.
6 months ago