Monday, June 13, 2011
Summer is almost here officially - in our house anyway.
Alexis (16 year old) has 3 1/2 days (getting out at 11:10 am) of finals, then she will be done until the first week of September. She is going to be a Junior...where has the time gone????
Ryan (4 year old daughter...yes she has a boys name) will be done with her first year of preschool tomorrow at 11:30 am (it looks like my "better half" will miss this special event because of stupid baseball and the games getting rained out)....Ryan will be starting her second year of preschool in the beginning of August. This will be bittersweet, because on one hand I want her to stay my little girl, and I know she will and must grow up.
I am getting old!!! I am not ready for my kids to grow up and need me less and less every day. I know this is how life works but I am having a hard time with it.
Alexis is 2 years from graduation and going off to college, but I can already feel the pang in my heart from the empty nest syndrome. I will miss her, attitude and all. Wow I can't believe I just said I will miss the attitudes!! Ryan will miss her big sister ALOT!!!
Summer is always an exciting time in our household. We travel and have lazy days, and just enjoy each others company. However, it also means that we are one summer closer to my kids leaving home (Ryan has awhile), and going off on their own. I AM NOT READY FOR THIS!!! I just want to keep my kids home and with me for as long as possible. They are my babies and I am not ready for them to leave.
Oh and by the way my daughter received a car for her 16th birthday back in May....so this summer I may not be seeing her as much as I want. Either that or there may be fights because I want her home and she wants to be with friends.
I just hope they realize how much I love and treasure the moments we do have together.