I slipped and called my duo ‘babies’ at a wedding the other night. But my twins really aren’t that little anymore and I can’t believe it. My giant 8-year-old babies are starting school again in a few hours and I’m totally going to miss them.
Apparently this year my guys will be in different classes for the first time. They’re both like “It’s no big deal” but I’m freaking out just a little bit. I totally support the idea of them cultivating their own identities but suddenly I’m face to face with the days when my twin boys were actual babies and I had to make important decisions like who would be fed first, or picked up first or who had to sit tight and wait. It’s going to take a bit of coordination for pick up and drop off and I’m realizing that I’ve been a bit babied myself because they’ve done so much together that I haven’t had to ever think about what to do when they’re apart. The only time they’ve really been separated is the odd sick day at school or when we do separate errands at home or when one of them came home from the NICU before the other in a world that seems eons ago. (OH how my way-younger self would have felt a ton better knowing where we are today and seeing how far we’ve come!) It’s crazy how quickly babies grow into independent little people and I know they’ll deal with this adjustment with way more grace and ease than I will.
So tonight I’m still up planning a fun breakfast, trying to figure out what my guys and I will wear and I’m filling the holidays on my calendar with fabulous escapes that we can look forward to when things get cold and busy and next summer looks too far away.
And I’m going to look back at all the pictures from summer and savor them for a while.
Are you or your kids going back to school this year? How are you dealing with the end of summer??!!!
(PS. I just signed up for Book of the Month Club thanks to Andrea from Born and Read in Chicago because she has an amazing coupon on her blog and she always has good book pics. Hopefully this will help keep my brain busy and out of trouble while the kids are in school too!)
(PPS. I’d love to hear if you have twins too-are they in different classes or are they in the same?)