Monday, August 27, 2012

10, 9, 7, 4 and home with momma

today was the day.
the day that i dread all summer long.
the first day of school.
 
carr 5
 
 it doesn't ever seem to get any easier to send these kids off to school.
we love our schools and the kids have loads of fun and friends.
but the selfish truth is that i just miss them.
 
almost 16
hard to believe
it seems to get harder each year.
i am becoming more and more aware that our time together is fleeting.
 
our sweet girl so excited and ready for this adventure
thankfully, they have mostly gotten use to my crying.
and i remind them all every year to just say the word and i'll homeschool them.
fortunately, they are pretty darn smart and know that i would probably be the strictest teacher they've ever had!

this one is just ready to be with her friends every single day
i am excited to hear about all of their classes.
i am excited to hear about bus rides for the older kids.
i am dying to know if their lunches were good and if hey had enough food.

who told this boy he could grow up so fast
i took wyatt to ride the train today.
he was sad most of the day and asked about 500 times when his kids would be home.
he rode the train with his head down most of the time.
i don't think he will ever get use to his kids going off to school either.

my buddy
and even though i feel a little bummed, i know that they'll all have a great time.
and that they'll be glad to get to see friends.
and that we are doing the right thing.

and that at the end of the day, they always come home.

p.s. this is first back to school post i ever wrote.  2007 seems like it was a million years ago.

4 comments:

Antoinette said...

Beautiful. They are all such wonderful people. In a year, Wyatt will be so busy with a big kid school of his own!

Angela said...

You have such a beautiful family!

Angela said...

You have such a beautiful family!

Angela said...

You have such a beautiful family!