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August 19, 2008



Oh, Beth. I feel it. So. much. Yes, i am preoccupied with school starting. My son starts 8th grade tomorrow - 13. I can hardly believe it. Blink - another year gone. That is so accurate.


I think every mom feels this way at this time of year. I know I have been just overwhelmed this week by how fast my children are growing up, and how quickly the years are flying by. Not only do I have kids going back to school, but my youngest- my baby - is turning one next week. Some days it makes me sad that it is going by all too fast, but I try to put my energy into being a better mom and enjoying the moment rather than being sad and stressed.

I am glad to know I am not the only mom feeling this way right now! Thanks!


I feel it too.
I miss the old me some days.

But I have a feeling what ever tomorrow holds will be great too.


Hey, maybe this will cheer you up.


Tracy F

It is funny that you write this post today. I am truly struggling with the realization that the summer is over. Tears have found me this morning which sounds so stupid, but I think I am overwhelmed. In less than 2 weeks I am starting my second year back teaching. I find that I have been questioning my decision a lot over the last couple of days. I know in my heart it is only because I am only just starting to enjoy my summer break. Throughout all of July I was in classes.

You and Christy are so lucky to have been able to visit each other with your kids. I wish I had the opportunity to time with you and the rest of the Vegas group again. I miss that bond we used to share.

Does Ariel start Kindergarten this year? Where has the time gone? Anyway, if you need anything let me know. I am back in kindergarten this year and can help you with whatever you might need.

I also just wanted to let you know, I think about James and Jake often. They are always in my prayers and never far from my thoughts.


Where did summer go? Is Labor day really in two weeks? My baby girl starts daycare on September 2nd - a day I have been dreading since she was born in January.

It was really cool here in PA this morning and when I opened my garage door, I could hear geese flying in the distance. It really felt like a fall morning :(

Musings of a Housewife

And they say it only goes faster as we get older. YIKES!!!


That's my feelings, spot on! My hope is tomorrow once all FOUR (how sad!) of my kids are safely settled into their classrooms, I can go home, take a deep breath, and slow down.

Adventures In Babywearing

We feel it, too. I am so glad you had such a wonderful visit with Christy. You are surrounded by so many people that love to be around you. I am sure just as special as Christy is to you, you are to her.


Thea @ I'm a Drama Mama

In the craziness that became our summer, it's unbelievable to me that school is starting in a couple weeks. And yet, that doesn't seem like a slow down to me.

Everything is a countdown at this point...14 days until school...9 days until our last trip from Ohio to Illinois...6 days until we no longer own this house...4 more nights of sleeping under this roof...

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity

I feel it to. I'm putting a child in middle school on monday. It doesn't seem like enough time has passed since the day that he went to kindergarden.

But on the same level, I am excited about them going back to school. Working from home with them fighting and screaming all day is wearing on me. Adn it's time. We had such ans awesome summer vacation, that it's time to go back to school.


I sometimes feel as though i'm on borrowed time with my girls. I hate that feeling.. Wish there was some magic way to slow things down...


I feel ya sister...it is speeding by when I want it to be in slow motion.

School started today for Macie. I have pictures up!


I'm definitly trying my hardest not to blink!
It's just insane.....
When my husband and I were talking about trying to have a baby I kept telling him.. "You're pregnant for almost a year.. it will seem like forever.." and now its more than half over.. i hate it! I love being pregnant.. I'm not ready for it to be over.. I just wish things would slow down a little....

Christy M.

I miss you so much. It's crazy. I'm not sure what to do with myself today (besides unpack and clean my house - BOOOOOOOOOOOO). BJ told me this morning that he wanted to go back to Indiana now because he misses you and the kids. All y'all!!

I need to stop blinking. Fo 'realz.


Beth, this summer went by too fast - well except for the heat. I don't like the heat. But I can't believe it is almost September. 2008. Holy moly where does the time go?

Annie Anderson

Yep, I can relate to that. I've got one starting high school this year. That hardly seems possible. And my little guy is going to pre-school.

The summer just flew by too quickly. It hardly seems like we've had one. June and most of July were so un-summer like weather wise, it just didn't feel real.

Glad to hear you and Christy had such a great time. You deserve it!

~ Annie


Oh yeah, I feel it. I took my oldest to the first day of first grade this morning -- complete with the same little plaid uniform jumper I wore too many years ago (ok, not the SAME one I wore, but you know what I mean!). I was a little overwhelmed wondering how I got from that same little school to where I am now, much less how my little 7 pound baby turned into a 1st grader in just a heartbeat. Time just flies, doesn't it?!


The first day of school, I just sat in my quiet house. I couldn't get motivated to do ANYTHING but wonder how my three were doing in school. I'd taken my oldest to his first day of jr. high - at the exact school I attended. Crrreeeeeepppyyyy. I never thought I'd be a real grown up. Never mind one with three kids and living in my hometown. No blinking.


I'm feeling so overwhelmed with things too. It makes me want to do nothing though which is bad.

We visited my inlaws from August 8-18th and I swear I will never do that again. Tomorrow TheOldest has her meet and greet with her kindergarten teacher and I have to have all her school supplies. Argh! Why didn't I start on this stuff back in May.


I am excited for the Fall season but yes, it seems to be coming up way too fast, as does everything these days.

Glad you has such a great visit with your wonderful friend...


ditto..ditto...ditto....sent one daughter off to middle school today and the other to college this past weekend. When I hugged my oldest daughter good bye...I wanted to hold on forever. I swear that EVERY moment from the time of her birth to that very moment..standing there, holding her...rushed through my mind and my heart. I saw it all!!!! I bawled like a baby..where did the last 18 years go???? In a blink of an eye....


oh back to school (first time to school?) is consuming me in a way it never has before. For the first time ever, I'm taking my baby to school and then I'm ....I'm what? I'm going home??? I'm really sad that summer is ending. Logically, I know that she'll love it and life will be grand, but I'm a little sad. And I'm already planning her first day of hooky. Me, the teacher. Nah....me, the mom :)


No, it's not just you. Time is moving way too quickly.


I only wish my kids were going back to school! Is that bad? I guess preschool starts again in 2 weeks so I'll have 5 hours a week in peace... which I will use to run like a mad woman to all the places I won't take them anymore.
I'm sorry you're missing your boys extra lately. I've had several big Anna days myself. I hope there's a good answer for all of this in the end.

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