While every day certainly doesn't feel like it - I am well aware I am smack in the middle of what I will consider my "Good Ole Days." Sure, age 17 was a good ole year and I wish I would have stayed 17 for a while longer, yet that wouldn't really have been in the best interest of my safety for the rest of my life. And, college.....amazing. So many weeks or days or nights to re-live including meeting my hubs for the first time, however I've got him forever to help me relive and remember those days.
The right now, though, is where I'd like to hang out for as long as possible. Big is a fresh 11 and Little is 7. Big is in 5th Grade and Little is in 1st. This is the last year, sniff sniff, that they will ever be in the same school. Every single time this year that I have dropped them off in carpool I have searched in my rear view mirror and side mirror to see them walking in together. Are they talking, are they holding hands, did Big leave Little behind, is Big walking with a girl, aw they are so sweet, look how cute they are, etc, etc, so many thoughts run through my head. Mostly they do walk in together chatting, just two kiddos heading to another day of school. Next year Big goes to Middle School. The great unknown....omg.....that's another Blog. And another bottle of wine!
Right now, they are still, well kids. Mostly. Big just experienced "Wonderfully Made" series at our church so Sex and Vaginas and Wet Dreams have all been discussed very scientifically. Whew. You didn't expect those words in this post did ya? THAT was a fun day. That innocence is out of the bag so to speak, however, it's still daily sports and snuggles, family movies, toys, games, nerf guns, and farts around here. It's isn't - quite yet - girl crushes or drama or mood swings. I know all that is coming any day now and that's why I want to soak up every single snuggle I can get. Big still asks me to lay with him almost every night. I'd be lying if I said I did that every single night. Some nights I just really need that couch and that glass of wine and that Netflix binge. #truth. But most nights I will crawl in and snuggle that 11 year old, sniff his hair, and pray I get to do it again. It's so true you never know when the last time will be. Little by little and then all of a sudden it will be gone.
Summer will be here in just a little over a month and this magical year of them being in elementary school together will be over. For the first time ever, I'm not looking forward to the first day of summer, I suspect I'll be a little sad......