Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 447 ~ What Lies Ahead...

After having a little "being" attached to my hip for the past 5 years-10 months... and then to (more or less) have her be gone... well... today was a little dumbfounding.

Quite honestly my house hasn't been this clean in I don't know how long...  well actually I do know, the last time we were all in school! hahaha.

In the last two days not only have I gotten all of our laundry done... but it's all ironed too!!  My floors are clean and my computer work all caught up.

That's all fine and dandy... but during all of this I have reverted back to blasting some loud music or tv!  It is just too quiet!

Is that possible?  Too quiet?  Well I am here to tell you that it is possible.

Not only that... but Calley starting school has had me reminiscing of when both my boys started their Kindergarten, 20 and 16 years ago.  Oh how time flies.

My life will never be the same... ever again.  That's it.  My baby started school.

From now on we will face the start of each school year together, as well as Thanksgiving break (because now they get the ENTIRE week of Thanksgiving off! as opposed to just Thursday and Friday as I did,) winter breaks (which I may add here that this used to be referred as "Christmas" break back in my day,) spring breaks as well as every other holiday they get off. 

We will be tackling class behavior, report cards, and the inevitable parent/teacher conferences.  Field trips and birthday parties... not to mention school dances, (non)romances and heartaches.  Thank God I have a [long, long] while before the latter events come into play!  

Most importantly I will be witnessing my daughter grow with knowledge and blossom into a beautiful person inside and out.

As empty as the majority of my days may be from now on... I am certainly looking forward to what lies ahead... my baby growing up.

Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali
Children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. ~Annie Sullivan
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much. ~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. ~George Bernard Shaw 
[here's to you finding your... ]


I am second..

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Becky Jane said...

Sending that last one out the door is so hard. I've been reading how most moms spend their new found freedom cleaning house, sounds kind of funny! I would think we'd party, party, party. But, a clean house,finally, is the best medicine for a mom! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carla, I know you know this just begins a new phase but I know how hard it must be for you to let your baby go to begin this phase! I love how you see the good in everything though. A clean house! YAY!

Anonymous said...

You will be fine my lovely friend, I know how you feel! But in the end you get to rest a little and get things done around the house :-)

Shannon Milholland said...

I have always been a mom that celebrated my daughter's growth. Although the house gets quieter by the day, it's a good kind of quiet. It's a quiet that means my daughters are growing, becoming and developing. My job is to cheerlead them on their path to adulthood! :)

Jennifer H said...

Aww I'm with you. I just sent my firstborn to school and that was tough enough for me. I still have one baby left and then I don't know what I'll do!

it's great to "BE" ™ said...

It's true... we always revert to cleaning in our spare time. I think it's our nature. I know I always feel better if I am operating life in a clean and organized home. I wish the best for Calley as she begins her school career. I hope she and Mom make the best out of this life changing event. Many blessing to you!

Dominique Goh said...

I know how you feel.. sending the little one off to school..but it's means more ME time for you which is good.