I just put on a pot of coffee.
I will probably be up all night.
I have been contemplating a lot of things lately.
Another school year is coming to an end.
My daughter will be moving up to middle school.
My son will be moving up to high school.
A lot of transitions to go through this year.
A lot of hormones and adrenaline in my home. Two children basically going through puberty at the same time!
I need a bubble bath!
My son will be home tomorrow at 2:30 instead of staying after for his practices. I would usually pick him up at 5:00. My day was just shortened by 2.5 hours. Lacrosse is over and he will have a lot of pent up energy he will need to release. I am in for a treat!
My daughter does not need to be dropped off for early activities any more. Perhaps we can be more at ease in the mornings. Something tells me I am wrong to think this!
She will be graduating from her DARE program Monday morning. I will videotape it. What did she learn? I have no idea. My husband and I give her our own lessons at home, so has she learned from Officer Bill, my husband or me or a combination of all? Is it too soon to tell? Of course it is. Peer pressure has just begun, I am afraid. Remind me to post about an acquaintance of mine's missing "dime". I was so naive, it wasn't funny! I don't want my children to be naive, but I do not want them being too smart either, if you get my point.
Apron strings, they must be untying. But I think I triple knotted them, it is difficult to come undone! I have to let go, that is the only way they will learn. But my heart is in my throat as I let them off the block, to the movies on their own, or even to a friend's house where I can't keep my eye on them. I have to relinquish control and hope they learned the lessons I taught and use them to the best of their ability.
I am not done teaching, but I must let them take what I have given so far and venture on their own somewhat. Only when we fall, can we get up and brush ourselves off and know not to do THAT again. I can't always be there to catch them, so they need to find out how to break their falls when they come.
I trust my husband and I are doing a fine job. I trust my children and their good heart and bright minds. I trust in the Lord. But what a long summer it is going to be!