My (middle, youngest daughters) were up on time, they had their backpacks packed, their clothes laid out, breakfast smoothies in the fridge, their lunches made, their water bottles filled and in the fridge and were in bed with lights out by 9:30. They got out the door about 10 minutes early this morning.
They really did all that stuff, I just wonder how long it will last. These first days/weeks of school maybe, then the darkness will settle in and the reality of summer being over will bowl them over and they'll be rushing around in the mornings trying to get out the door on time. Soon they'll be dragging.
There's a bit of summer left to squeeze out with Labor Day weekend coming up and our trip to Vancouver Washington for the anime convention Kumoricon. I think next Tuesday is when their reality will come crashing down as the alarm goes off to get up for school again, "Are we still doing this?"- THIS IS FOR REAL!
Today I find myself rushing around while trying to take in the reality of it all myself. We've gone from three people living in the house to five in a matter of a few weeks. My oldest moved home and has put school on hold while she figures out what she really wants to do and pays her school loans, my youngest's best friend (who I am referring to as my middle child) moved in to finish high school.
I'm trying not to throw all my eggs in one basket here by making my life all about the kids this school year. I was just starting to get used to the idea of an empty nest at the endof the last school year when our lives were turned up on end. But I know, in a few short months, the youngest two will graduate and probably be off to college. My oldest will be working and trying to be as independent as she can be while living at home or not
They'll just all run off and leave me. I must be prepared.
Resistance is futile, they will be educated and they will grow up whether I'm ready or not.