This is the first week of school for my kids and, for my nearly 10-year-old daughter, the start of her final year of elementary school. This is only really starting to sink in for me; next August she’ll get on a different bus from her brother at a later time. She’ll get off the bus by herself. We’ll start letting her stay home on her own as she feels ready for it. She’ll be in *middle school* for crying out loud.
Okay, maybe not actually crying out loud. Yet.