School started. I have been in denial for a few weeks I guess. Enough denial to not even post the obligatory "first day photo". Time with my kiddos is flying by. Every summer I think, "This is the only summer they will be 12 and 9" and so on for every summer for the past few years. I love watching their hair lighten after hours at the pool. I love watching them sip from their camelbaks while hiking. I love watching them tend to their flowers in the garden. I love snuggling on a blanket with them watching fireworks. I love it all. Every minute.
Now with the weather turning cool, sharpened pencils and new notebooks abounding, I send them off every morning.
We made a move this school year. We decided as a family to change to our neighborhood schools. 7th and 4th grade. Kassidy and Mitchell have been at a charter school until now. Things are going well for both at their new schools.
Brandon has to remind me that it is our job as parents to insure they get a good education and to provide a stable home. Otherwise, I would move to the desert, homeschool, stockpile food and weapons and keep them all to myself forever. I guess we'd need a good sister-wife to really do that right. ( for all our "friends of another faith" out there, I am kidding about that sister-wife part) Really.