My kids have been back in school for about a month now. Wow, time is flying with them gone all day. This was the longest summer ever. Now that they are gone to school all day long, I see just how much they are growing up and becoming their own people.
My oldest son is now in Middle School….he will be 12 soon. My goodness, where did the time go? This was the conversation I had with him earlier this week:
Rob: “Mom, I have a girlfriend.”
Me: “Really? What’s her name?”
Me: “Is she cute? What does she look like?”
Rob: “She’s blonde..but not dumb blonde…like dirty blonde and she hangs out with the good kids.”
Me: “Well, that’s good at least”
Later that evening we find out that he didn’t ask her out, his friend asked her without his knowing and he hadn’t even gotten her phone number. *sigh* The following day I asked how his girlfriend was and his response was, “She was trying to two-time me! She asked out another guy!” Ha! Maybe these kids need to quit trying to date.
My daughter is nine and in the 4th grade. She’s getting so much older and starting to act more like a tween than kid. She started asking me to curl her hair and she wants to wear lipgloss to school. I don’t think I’m ready for this…at all.
Now the little man is where my heart breaks to see growing up this year. He is no longer in Kindergarten. He’s in the 1st grade now and smarter than smart. He’s reading at a 3rd grade level, at least and was so excited to start school because “math problems were too easy in Kindergarten and will be harder in 1st grade.” He is smarter than most kids in his school but still so small. When I went back to school shopping he was still in the 4t/5t range. I just put some size 5 jeans on him and they were so big. Awe. Little man! I almost feel bad that he is so small I still keep him in his car seat with a 5-point harness. Most of the kid his age don’t even use car seats or only have a booster. My little man is going to need his 5-point harness until he graduates college if he keeps at this pace.
There are days I’m really lonely at the house without the kids here all day. Then they come home and we have homework and I hear all the crazy stories from their day. That makes me ready for them to go back to school and give me peace and quiet.
Back to school is always the time I realize just how much my kids are growing up. Cherish these moments, they will pass by so quickly.
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