Yesterday, a great and powerful SIGH was heard from all the mothers of the land.
Some mothers sighed with grief. How could their babies possibly be old enough to leave their side? How did they grow so fast? How on earth did time go so quickly? These are usually moms of wee-little ones - ones headed to their very first day of preschool.
Other mothers sigh with relief. These moms don't love their babies any less, but they have also learned to love routine. And when the first bell of the school year rings, it's the moment they get their routines back. These are also the moms who look around at their work and their house and gasp with horror, "Oh. My. GAWD. Everything in sight is a complete and absolute disaster!" (I'm just guessing, he he.)
Every day I am blown away by something my kids do or say, proving once again how incredibly quickly time goes by and how amazingly fast my babies have grown. My daughter is in middle school. My son is in third grade. There is baby gear that has been invented that I've never even heard of. How did this happen???
Once upon a time, I was the mom who cried all the way home after dropping off my oldest at her first day of preschool.
I was the mom who sobbed on the street corner as her kindergartner got on the school bus for the first time.
(I was also the mom who, six months later, sobbed upon learning that there are no buses in our current school district.)
I was the mom who returned to an empty house when her youngest went to his first day of preschool. And then, while sitting at the dining room table with a bowl of cereal, I completely lost it. I mean, really LOST IT.
Now I'm the mom who wishes summer could last forever... until about August 1. Then, I can't hardly wait for all of us to get our routines back in gear. C'mon school bell! But I still get sniffy watching my (big!) kids walk off through the thresholds of their schools.
BACK TO SCHOOL 2014
Time goes fast, people. So fast, indeed. Make sure you capture every moment you can - whether in a camera, in words or simply in your mind. That's what we have to do... Quick, before they grow up.
Let me help you capture some of those memories. Click HERE to schedule your back-to-school photo session or fall family session. I am also now booking holiday sessions.