It is one of those days. I can hear the school buses outside and will see them when i am out and about today. And I admit it—it makes me feel a bit verklempt . I don’t have any more “babies” to buy back to school stuff for. No more backpacks monogrammed from LLBean, no more Trapper Keepers for those days when they were allowed, no more red marking pens and absolutely no more change made available for delicious starch filled school lunches.
No more pictures of Micah and Aaron going out the door for their first day of school. No more early morning wake up hugs and kisses while they are all snuggled in their beds. No more waiting in the afternoon at the bus stop for the bus to bring those precious boys back to me.
No more running endless trips to schools for PTA meetings, basketball practice, football practice or tutoring sessions. No more pow wows with other parents about the school administration or “difficult” parents.
Yes, I am feeling a bit choked up. I miss those days. i miss my boys who are now men.