First day of school… another page turns

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Posted by Candy | Posted in School | Posted on 27-08-2012

So, the alarm went off at 6:30 this morning. I squinted at my phone alarm and thought “oh, heck yes!”. Cassie is off to 4th grade and Jamie is off to 6th grade. That would be middle school! This is the first time they’ve been in separate schools. They will be together again for one year in middle and two in high school eventually. This means Tom is back to school too teaching. YES!

I think Cassie was a little nervous lately about a few things. I allowed them to walk home last year for the 2nd half of the year with another group of kids. She was really worried that she wouldn’t find friends and I wouldn’t let them walk, but we worked it out. I don’t let her walk in the morning because I just feel like it’s too early and that one big road they cross is too busy in the morning. But, I’m letting her do it with her friends in the afternoons. As long as there’s a group, it’s cool with me. I asked her if she wanted me to walk her in this morning, but she said it was too crowded with all the parents and she knew exactly where she was going so to just drop her off. I did, with a sigh that I’m not needed. LOL.

Jamie had his own plans with his friends and they are walking in the morning and in the afternoon. He was out there waiting for them 30 minutes before the appointed time they were to meet. *laughing* He’s excited and nervous. I’m excited to hear how his first day went.

Confession: I didn’t really cry when I dropped them at Kindergarten, but thinking about my baby boy in middle school just makes me want to bawl like a baby. It’s hard to believe how much he’s grown. He’s an amazing kid, really. And when I blink one of them does something so grown up that I’m shocked that these are the same children. It seems like yesterday they were 9 months old and giggling at peek-a-boo!

One day, before I’m truly ready, Jamie will be walking out of the house, out to college or on to his own personal journey with his own life. Cassie will be right behind him. It really does all go too soon, doesn’t it? (thanks to my neighbor for taking photos of the middle schoolers, I was told I wasn’t allowed to LOL – glad she snagged them!)

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