Catching the Bus...

No, not me...My 5-year-old baby boy just got on the school bus for his first day of Kindergarten. He jumped right on, didn't look back and off he went. I got a little choked up, but then realized, he's fine! He's ready! We had a kindergarten orientation, school open house, four years of pre-school, multiple summers of camp...he's ready.

I was thinking about the time that has gone by and the saying that the days are long, but the years are short, but it does feel like a solid five years we have had with our boy. It has gone by somewhat fast, but not necessarily in the blink of an eye. And yes, the days are very long, especially after the long 'long weekend' of Labor Day. Entertaining two young kids is so challenging for me! God bless all of you moms who have been home all summer with kids, or indefinitely. I know I was happy to login and start working this morning.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the summer, but I'm good with a routine. I love my new life of working from home, but I really love the quiet of the house. Peace and quiet, while my kids are off having fun, learning, and creating new friendships and experiences. Looking at all of the pictures people posted about their summers (I did it too) so many moms say how sad they are that their kids are going back to school. Was I a little choked up when my boy got on the bus, yes. Am I cold hearted that I am happy to be starting a new chapter and I am ok that "Time isn't slowing down" and "Stop growing up so fast" aren't feelings I have? I say no. I'm on the metaphorical bus to the future and I'm not looking back...just like my boy.

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