Over the last several weeks, my family has been preparing for big changes.
Three weeks ago, we moved one kid into college dorms out of state.
Two weeks ago, we took one to her first day of kindergarten, while her brother began his last year of junior high.
Next week, one will make his first foray into preschool.
And in about 16ish weeks…
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Ever since Jillie crossed over into teendom, I’m either shocked, dismayed, angry, sad, impressed, proud, confused, “seriously?” or “wait, what?” For me, this has absolutely been one of the most challenging periods of parenthood thus far.
The mood swings, the attitude, the back talk, the disrespectful language, the terrible decisions, the doing dumb stuff…
And Elliott is only four months shy of entering this stage of life. But I guess this is growing up. (Cue Blink-182)
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