Today is my birthday. It’s not a big round number or anything. I am <cough, cough>. Last year, which actually was a round number, passed without much reaction on my part. Last year was supposed to be a big deal, but just wasn’t.
But this year … well, at least, as of now, while I’m writing this post, I’m feeling a little melancholy. So far, I’ve had lots of wonderful celebrations (nice presents, dinner with friends, etc.) but still, when I sit and think about it, I’m a bit sad. Maybe it’s because today is the first day of school here in Texas and my daughter is starting the second grade. So I’m struck not just be how old I’m getting, but how old she’s getting. How did this happen? How is she in the second grade? It feels like she just started Kinder! Frankly, it makes me want to cry.
I know my blue feeling will pass. Soon we will get into a routine and I won’t have to think about it, much less mourn how quickly the years are passing. But for now, I’m very sad.
Wow … this post is turning into a real downer. Which isn’t at all what I intended. I know, in the end, that my sweet girl loves school and is so excited to be going back. That’s what’s important.
What about you? What’s your favorite part of going back to school?
Also, let’s celebrate my birthday with a fun present! I’ll give one person a goodie bag with some of the books I got in Anaheim.