It’s officially official. Summer is over for another year. My kids are all back in school, except the oldest, who started a new job this week. There have been many Septembers in my career as a mama, and most times I have welcomed the new school year. I enjoyed gathering and labelling the school supplies, organizing backpacks, and baking school snacks in the cooler fall mornings. But this September has come and I find myself wanting to stretch August out forever. Why can’t we just have more summer? Why can’t I have my children around me for just a bit longer? Why?
Well, it’s time to snap out of it! I can’t hold my kids back. Nor do I want to. I want them throw off the bowlines and catch the trade winds in their sails; to explore and discover…I guess I just don’t want to be left behind. So I’m taking a deep breath and I am going to stand close by as my little ones grow and learn. I am going to grow and learn with them. Change is good. Change is good. It’s my new mantra. Nothing can progress if everything stays the same. Change is good. Do I sound convinced? *wink.
Any of you parents out there experiencing the same sort of anxiety? I’d love to hear about it. It might help this mama deal with the notion of all her kids being gone all day. Sigh.
Change is good. Change is good. Change is good.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Arlee, Small Potatoes