I am SOOO ready for school to be out! The Dog Walker graduates from high school tomorrow and Princess and Prima Donna have their last day on Friday. My three elementary-aged kids are on year-round so they have to go until the middle of next week. Except for Scout who gets out one day earlier since she is in kindergarten.
I know, crazy. I want them to be out so I don't have to keep remembering who is doing what!
When I was a kid, school was ALWAYS out before Memorial Day weekend. That was the signal for the start of summer. That's when all the pools opened for business and everybody switched to summer hours. But not here. Life sure has changed in nearly 30 years.
Give me a minute to pour my heart out. Spending this past weekend in my hometown was quite an eye-opener. First, I realized as we were sitting at the parade, that I needed to look in the faces of the old people for some hint of my former life. Even my dad who taught school there for 40 years and has only been gone for about 10 is largely forgotten by the young people.
Life changes so quickly. Little ones turn into big ones and then they grow up and move away. We moved into our current home when the Dog Walker was 9 months old. I was telling a neighbor this morning that we had been here for nearly 18 years and neither one of us could believe where the time had gone. Pretty much it was the Dog Walker's entire lifetime.
Princess pointed out over the weekend that I had lived in our home now for about the same amount of time that I spent in my parents' home. When I think of myself I still think I am young and vibrant with a bright future, but then I look in the mirror and I see a middle-aged woman with little wrinkles beginning to appear.
I don't mean to get depressing...but what happened? Where has the time gone? And when did I get so old?