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I am not ready to give her up!

It may be ridiculous, but all I can be right now is sad.

Summer hasn’t even started yet, and already it’s too short.  Two months?  That’s barely enough time to picnic, forget finishing our unpacking, fixing up the house, gardening, heading to the lake, and all the other things we want to do.  We’re going to blink and it will be time for school again.

Autumn used to be my favourite time of year.  I loved the weather, the leaves, the fact that most folk stopped coming to the lake – leaving it just for us…  I loved everything about it.  Now I’m dreading it.

Autumn this year means my baby is leaving me.  And the kicker?  I’m the one who convinced her to give grade one a try, she wanted to stay home and have me teach her.  But Ms. Jackson, the grade one teacher at Mayfair?  She’s fabulous.  Is so obviously passionate about her kids, and I just know Lily-Ann could learn so much from having her be a daily part of her life.  I’m just so not ready to give her up.  Not even close to ready.

Moving from Pre-k to Kindergarten was hard enough.  I still miss our Friday afternoons.  But the idea that come Fall I will only have my girl for a few hours every day???  It’s just too much.  I honestly cried myself to sleep last night.  It’s ridiculous, I know.  I can’t help it though.  I am not ready to give her up.

We haven’t even started Summer holidays and already I’m depressed and upset over Summer coming to an end.  How the heck am I going to make it through?  There isn’t enough time in the world to prepare me for giving up my daughter full time to the school system.  Can’t she go part time?  Honestly?  Truly?  Is that an option?  Because THAT would make it all better.

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Presenting the 90-91 Grade 8 Class of Bishop Klein Elementary School

I stumbled onto a treasure while cleaning up some boxes at my parents place the other day, and it’s something I just had to share: my grade eight yearbook! Now, it’s seen better days, and even to begin with it was just a low budget photocopied, plastic coil-bound book, but I thought it was pretty cool. It’s about thirty pages long, so there was no way I was going to take iPhone pics of the whole thing.  However, I did think our bios were worth sharing.  😉  So here we are, the Bishop Klein grade eight class of 1990 – 1991:

Catching up with an old friend…

So, we’re still not over our coughs (all three of us are still hacking) but we went out today anyway.  After two weeks, we are long past being contagious.  We’re all still exhausted and run down from being sick for so long, but we needed the sunshine.

My BFF from elementary school, Bekki, was in town this weekend.  So she facebooked me, and the three of us (and the three of them) all got together for lunch today.  It really was such a nice treat.  It was the first time we’d seen one another in NINE years…  a very long overdue visit.

We laughed about some of the sleepovers we had, shared some of our silly memories.  Talked about what’s going on today…  and laughed a LOT about our lives as moms.  I’ll admit, today really made me miss Bekki.

It had been so long since she’d moved away, that her not being a part of my life was normal.  Having her back, even for as short a time as I did, made the lack of involvement seem strange.  We would be fast friends again if she ever decided to move back home to Saskatoon.  And I find myself missing her already.

Funny how much things change, yet how quickly old bonds are rebirthed (given the chance).

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