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I've just returned from my twins' elementary school walk of honor. This next week, their final week of elementary school, is sure to just fly by. We'll be heading to a theme park one day for their final celebration, and there will be graduation ceremony, and class party to finish off the week.
I cannot believe this will be my last year as a parent of elementary aged children. My oldest is in college now, and these two will be venturing into middle school after summer vacation. I'm bracing myself for the bumps and bruises that are sure to occur along the way as we navigate this new phase. I've been there before, I guess that's a good thing because I know a little of what to expect.
Photo by Mandy See Photography
I've been navigating the waters of preparing my kids for the teenage years, talking about hormones, and the changes they are about to experience, giving them more independence with cell phones and allowing them to walk to a friends house, as long as that friend only lives a few houses away because I'm still cautious about letting them go too far. Which is crazy really because I grew up on a 30-acre farm. I would have to run through that farm and cross a road to get to my best friend's house when I was their age. We would ride bikes along lonely dirt paths, and take the bus to and from school if our parents were working. These days though I feel like my heart may leap out of my chest at the thought of them not being within sight.