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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Feel Weird

And this is why. I know it is a cliche, but it really does feel like yesterday that I was the entire world for this little being.

Today this baby went off to his first day as a senior, class of 2009. That makes me feel so weird.

Both kids got up early, on their own. Both showered with no prompting. Each knew what he had to do to fix his scheduling mix-ups, where he was going to eat lunch, and what he was doing after school (band rehearsal). They didn't need any help from me at all. Aww. Well, I did have to find Beccano some new pencils. I guess this was the goal of all those years of attachment parenting, weaning gradually with love, and respectful discipline: well adjusted, independent young people.

I know we will have challenges this school year--there are always some. But today I am proud of how well they handle life, what nice young people they are, and what good choices they make.

Now, if Lee and I can just live up to all that...hee hee. I think we can. I am responsibly earning some bucks today, and Lee is responsibly putting in a new set of doorknobs and locks on the front door, so maybe the dogs won't escape so often.

I didn't write much about the weekend. That's because my back hurt a lot and I didn't really feel like doing much of anything, so I didn't. Other than going to the knitting store and taking a ride to get a band saw with Lee, I stayed home. The highlight of the weekend was a shopping trip Friday night with the kids, where we got Tuba Boy a new suit for debate, and because I was shopping for lady clothing, they picked out t-shirts with guitars on them, telling me they'd keep getting more if I didn't stop shopping! Then my sweet kids cheered up the check-out lady at the store, after she'd been subjected to rude customers before us. Again, I am proud of them boys.

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

I know what you mean. Isaac, too, has turned out to be such a responsible, nice person.