Friday, September 9, 2011

fifth grade

So it’s been 2 weeks since my Simone started 5th grade – meaning last first day of elementary school, impending teenage-hood, middle school and high school right around the corner; boyfriends, puberty, hormones…need I say more?. Let me just say that it’s taken me this long to get over the SHOCK of this milestone. I feel the same as when I was pregnant, as in "Seriously?? mom’s go through this all the time and I didn’t know? Kids grow up? They become independent? They can make their bed and get to the bus stop on their own?  In the evenings they chill out on their beds listening to music while they write on their journals? They don’t wear kids’ sizes forever?"

I’m feeling a sense of relief mixed with a WHOLE LOT of mourning of sorts…not because I’m not in love and completely proud of this amazing person my daughter is growing into but more because I don’t know where time went between this first day of school:

And this very last one…

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