I have dreamed often about this day. The day that I would send all of my children off to school and would then have the house to myself. I have kidded with Erik that now I can spend my days eating Bon Bons, watching soap operas, and reading romance novels.
Instead, I find myself with a huge list of things to do and feel like I am running around in circles.
As I was sending Nicole off to her first day of 11th grade this morning, I said to her, "What am I going to do without you today?" She looked at me like I was crazy. "Aren't you excited? You get to have the house to yourself!"
I thought I would be. But instead, I find that I miss having her here with me. She brings so much excitement and life into our home. It's way to quiet without her here. So quiet that I can hear myself breathe.
But I'm so excited for her and for the new adventures she will have this year in high school. I can just feel that good things are going to happen in her life and I can't wait to see what they are!
I will be busy with school and my work at the hospital and we all know how the days fly by so quickly. Before I know it they will all be coming through the door again. But it's going to take some getting used to- this being all alone stuff.
Happy first day of 11th grade Nicole!