Almost 3 years ago, I watched my oldest daughter leave the house, for the first time, as a freshman in high school and I thought to myself...PHEW!...1 down and 3 to go!
Glen (my only son) graduated 5th grade and is officially now the 3rd Thompson to hit the middle school...in 5 years.
Aaaand, my youngest daughter just celebrated her last year, before hitting double-digits and was SO excited during her 4th grade orientation, knowing that her sisters and brother attended the same school, and happily admitted to her future new principal, "Nope, I'm the LAST one!"
What? I forgot to get the candle and 8 + 1 = 9, right?
The cake was supposed to say, "Happy Everything!" but, I didn't bust my husband's chops about it (see caption) honestly, I was just too busy stumbling around...feeling all dazed and confused...okay, it's been like that for the last 7 years...but, I am STILL blogging...there, I said it, can I go home now?
As you can see, it is written all over my face (the years, since I started blogging, I mean) still, I can't help but feel that with all these changes (the aforementioned happening ALL in the same week, btw) I have reached a milestone, of my own.
No, it hasn't gotten any easier (nuh-uh, sorry!) but, at least now my kids are now old enough to realize that...nope...life isn't always perfect (I know, act surprised anyway!) however, as their mother (yes, they are ALL mine) I have also learned to embrace those imperfections (mostly) and I truly believe we are ALL stronger for it.
At least, they seem to be more than okay with it.
[hands behind back, crosses fingers and grins]
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