Posted by Tobi-Dawne
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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