And just like that, they grow up. I remember being in the grocery store with my 8-week old twins, when someone said, "Enjoy it. Before you know it, they'll be off to school."
How has that day arrived already? The girls are starting junior kindergarten (JK) tomorrow morning. There are so many milestones in the life of a child. This one feels significant for me too (no doubt others will as well).
We spent a while this morning looking through old photos and videos. It wasn't planned, but ended up being a lot of fun for us all. We watched an 1-year old old Quinn take wobbly steps while Finn walked close by. We watched an 8-month old Teagan blow raspberries over and over again while I tried to feed her, eventually smiling because she knew exactly what she was doing. We watched a babbling conversation go on between an infant T&Q. We smiled and laughed until we cried.
I keep saying that I know JK will be good for the girls. It will. Once they adjust, they'll love it and thrive. As my friend just texted me about tomorrow morning, "I just want it over with." The anticipation is the hardest part. This doesn't make it easier to imagine the little babies from those videos having to deal with big kid problems.
The kids fell asleep early and this Mommy needs a good sleep as well. Stay tuned for an update on day #1 (and a regular return to blogging).