Today, for the second to last time, I snapped a first-day photo of my younger daughter before she departed for the bus. On this go-round, Mira is a junior, so after next year, my first-day photo snapping will end – and as with my older daughter, I’ll have to rely on a screenshot of Facebook to permanently capture the anticipation.
It’s impossible to describe how quickly the time flies; how my two giggly mischievous partners-in-crime morphed into the teen versions of themselves. I can barely remember the time when my days had a hard stop at 4 pm or the panicked rush to make pick-up after a busy day, often falling short. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I have time on my hands.
Meanwhile for those of you who are still in the middle of it, enjoy it. I sure did.
In case you’re interested, here are links to my other first day posts at MyShingle:
First Day, Fresh Start (2007)
Off They Go (2009)
Why I’m Glad I Never Counted (2011)
Last Picture Show (2013)
The Girl Is Gone (2014)