This week, I've noticed that a lot of my friends on facebook are feeling quite sad because their kids are going back to school and are naturally progressing to "higher" grades. I've read comments like, "I am now the proud Mama of a first grader." And, "Tomorrow, my son starts high school. I hope I can keep it together."
While I am not a parent, I completely understand that time passes SOOOO quickly. And while it must be lovely to see your children progress into good, kind, intelligent young people, it is also sad because...Well...they don't need you as much. And face it. As they grow older, you grow older. And you don't need to be a parent to know that getting older sucks....BIG ONES.
Anyway, I have no words of wisdom for my friends or anyone out there in the blogosphere that is going through this whole Oh.My.God. My baby is starting middle school/high school/college and I feel like the crypt keeper Syndrome.
But, I do have a temporary fix.
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I know. I'm a good friend.
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