Last week was a busy week. Like one of those weeks you’re not even sure you took the time to pee,busy.I think we had one non busy day that whole week.Of course the one day that is not busy,where I could actually breathe and I think everything is going swimmingly,I get thrown through a loop by Kenna.
I am just gonna say it now and get it out of the way….THIS is a total whiner post.
Because to put it simply,my kids are growing up and I realize there is no way to ever EVER slow it down.
It all started with a maniacal laugh and a question. Yes Kenna has a maniacal laugh and when she does I know I’m in for it. She just kept giggling that she wanted to go on an adventure.
What kind of an adventure does an 11 almost 12 year old want to go on? Well keep in mind this is no normal 11 year old. This 11 year old wants to build a community homestead over in England when she grows up and keeps meticulous notes on good plants and herbs,as well as building plans for “the guild”(her name for it). So with Kenna you really never ever know.
I told her to follow me to the bathroom because well I had to pee and let’s face it 7 kids in the house,it’s still the only place for privacy.It probably was a good thing I was sitting down.
“I want to go to public junior high or an alternative. I know I’ve said I never wanted to go before but it will be an ADVENTURE!”
Good thing I was sitting down.
Most kids’ idea of an adventure would be going to Disney Land. Not my kiddos.
After the shock of the fact that she might now be home with me all the time next year wore off I began researching some alternatives,to which I think we found a great one.
I was already having a hard time with the fact that Nathaniel was going to be a Freshman next year. I mean,how can I have a Freshman? I still remember him being this very hard headed toddler,with empathy for miles. Now he has grown into a great young man who is very willing to help out around the house despite his smart ass comments sometimes.
We had settled on computer schooling for him for next year just the week before.However,after looking over this great school,Nathaniel will be going there as well.
So will a couple of the younger kids for a few enrichment classes.
This IS a new adventure for us, as I’ve always been the sole principle,teacher,curriculum chooser. For the last 8 years it has been all me.
The more I look into it though,the more I like the program. We meet with the principle on Tuesday.
Why do they have to grow up though?
When did they become capable of making such adult decisions.Ones, that are absolutely for the best of them?
I know I know I still have my bonus girls,and Holly and Lane and Adrienne. I can see it in their eyes though…they’re all growing up as well.
Heck at 6 and a half months Adrienne is already trying to pull herself up on things!
Time needs to just slow down! I now understand why the Duggars have so many kids.
I know many people look forward to their kids growing up. I do as well. I can’t wait to see what kind of adults they become. However,with the addition of Adrienne I am reminded of my first true love as an adult,being a mother.
I will survive this just as every mother before me. I am struggling with it though. So please if you see me,and I seem to be a bit off,just be kind.