Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day of School

Marking the day for future reference: first day of school for the 2009/2010 school year.

Rachel begins her last year - she's a senior! Goodness, me. Insert the obligatory where-does-the-time-go? comment here but, really, where does the time go? Wasn't it just a few years ago we were getting ready to take her to kindergarten?

Emily begins her year as an eighth grader and time hasn't moved any more slowly for her. Faster, if I think too long about it so I won't. Last year of junior high, too. A new high school opened last year, causing a re-allocation of students, and so now her school is transitioning to be a middle school.

I don't know when it began but the first day of school ritual will, of course, be a far cry from what it had been in the past. No crisp new outfits, no pictures to be taken, no hands held as they're walked to their new class. Just Rachel dashing out on her own and a dropping off of Emily, neither looking back.

That's the way things are supposed to be, right? Right?



  1. Hi Pete,
    Long time. I was just over at Rick's checking out produce night and saw your comment on some deer shots he had taken. Thought I'd come by and say hi.
    Where does the time go - my son celebrated his fifth wedding anniversary and my daughter gave both to my second grandchild in April. I can still see them both in their kindergarten class.
    All the best for a good year for your girls.

  2. Hi, Carletta,

    Long time, no talk. It's good to hear from you. Glad you dropped by and took the time to leave a comment.

    Wow! Son's 5th wedding anniversary? Grandchildren. Time really does fly, doesn't it? I don't know what the cure is - or even if we'd want one - but sometimes it would be nice to take things a little slower and enjoy them before they pass.

    Thanks for the good wishes for my girls. Same to you and your family.