Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer's End

Here we are again. "Summer" ends tomorrow. Now, I know the calendar says it's not over, the 84 degree, 94% humidity outdoors says it's not over. However, my youngest daughter started school last Wednesday and tomorrow we move our oldest back to college. There will no longer be teenager voices here during the day. No singing, peals of laughter, puppy scolding or puppy calling in their sing-song voices reserved for puppies and babies... No last minute trips out to lunch or for an iced coffee, no one tagging along for a day-time trip to the grocery, bike ride to the farmer's market or daughter along for yoga. No hugs and kisses during the day and "Mama, I will miss you when I go". I didn't think I would feel so sad-our oldest is ready-ready for her friends, her daily routine, her independence... I know that and I want her to be independent... but boy, I will miss her. I miss her sis, and I know I see her in the evenings, but that time is filled with eating and homework. But she will still be home... School year time is different than the summer. And I don't like it. It makes me teary.


Thimbleanna said...

Awww, you've made me teary too Jen. One of my favorite quotes is "We've had bad luck with our children, they've all grown up". Wouldn't it be nice if they could stay little for longer? It's SO sad and even though mine have been gone for longer I feel your pain. Especially today as mine have just been home for a rare visit when they're both here together. XO

Isabelle said...

I feel your pain too. Our second daughter has just been home for the weekend and I just hate it when she goes away again. In fact all the children were here and now the house is quiet. Sigh.