Happy First Day of School!
I have a lot of friends and family out of state and they have been back to school for several weeks already, but hey, it's our turn now.
This time of year is confusing to my heart and my brain.
My brain is all, "Get those kids back in school! They have some learning to do! And I have a TON of work to catch up on! Go! Go! Get back to school!"
And my heart? Oh, my HEART! My heart is going, "Hey, hold on there. Hang on one hot minute! We didn't have nearly enough fun this summer! I wanted to do so much more with those kids of mine! And oh my, they're growing up so fast! I can't believe she's in ___ grade! And how did he get to be in __ grade already? Oh, my breaking, crying heart!"
And so.... if you've ever wondered where I got my tagline, QUICK BEFORE THEY GROW UP, well, now you know. My babies... who aren't babies anymore.... who are in 5th grade (David) and 8th grade (Sam, Sammie, Samantha, or whatever she calls herself now).
Cue the tears.
And then there was yesterday...
This is why you should not wait to have your kids' portraits taken, your family photos shot or your student's senior pictures done. They grow and change so fast.
Blink and you'll miss it.
Quick, before they grow up.