I just saw the kids off at the bus this morning. It’s the first day of school.
As the bus drove away I felt the mixed feelings that I’m sure many other mothers feel…
I am excited to be back to the wonderful routine that school brings. I can’t wait to have kid free hours every day. I can work or clean uninterrupted. There will be no one for hours in the day to spill crackers or milk on my newly mopped floor.
But I also feel intense heartache at the unstoppable nature of time. My children are growing faster than I ever dreamed possible. There are so many things I want to teach and do with my children… so much I want to cherish.
So now I will put away the breakfast dishes. I will work on my projects. I will get cookies and milk ready for when they step off the bus, tired from a long first day of school.
I will sit down and hear about their day… and try to stop time, if only for a moment.