Another school year has come to a close and my kids are excited to be sleeping in! Like most parents, I get a little sentimental when the school year ends. Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, tells you all the cliches about how fast the time goes when you kids are babies. "Don't blink", "Enjoy them while they're little because it goes fast", you've heard them all and all of ithem are 100% true.
My son, Coen, just completed his freshman year of high school and will soon be driving himself to school. I'm looking forward to him shuttling himself around, but honestly, YIKES! My daughter, Ravenna, will be in 8th grade in the fall - then she heads to high school and my Lily baby is right on her heels. There is a point when you start to count the years. Mine was this past year. I have about 3 years before my son could potentially head out on his own, and the other two will shortly follow. WHERE DID THE TIME GO??? Why didn't anyone warn me???? Oh, wait....
I guess, I'll just hug them every time they get within 3 feet - even though they roll their eyes a grunt at me. I will make them answer my nosy questions about their day, their plans and their friends. I will take them out to have ice cream for lunch and agree to drive all over the city to pick up their friends and chauffeur them all around. I will read all those sappy "I didn't realize this would be the last time for... " things on Facebook and get all weepy. I will do all these things and I will be grateful, and know that I am blessed with these babies.
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