It is here.
The final countdown has begun.
Summer is fading, despite what the thermometer is showing.
It’s been fun, full of learning, and both large and small adventures.
This time next week, all four of our children will be in their third day of a new school year. The oldest is starting middle school and the youngest is starting kindergarten.
My mind is boggled by that.
There are concerns all over the place. Our two youngest still take 2-3 hr naps and need regular snacks. The oldest two are worried about bullies.
We’ve practiced locker combinations.
We’ve done a back-to-school morning routine practice run (complete with getting in the car and driving to schools).
It’s difficult, this watching them grow up… knowing that each step takes them closer to adulthood and all of its challenges.
But isn’t that a part of parenting, ensuring that they do just that?
They are brave and confident. And I am proud.
I’m thinking it will all work out in the end, just how it’s supposed to.