For us summer will be over in a few days as the kids go back to school. This year will be different than others as it is the first year my kids will be in different schools, complete with different drop off and pickup times. Also with my second book coming out soon my writing is hitting a new plateau in its journey. I will again have to adjust my schedule to be able to write in the day while kids are in school. I am ready to look forward at the year and see what it will bring.
My eldest is getting ready to start her first year in middle school. This brings with it mixed emotions. I am proud of her as she is starting with all advanced classes. I am also anxious because this will be a big change and the person she is going to be the rest of her life will really begin forming here.
As a dad I am looking at my little girl and seeing a glimpse of the woman she will one day be. It is truly a cocktail of joy and sadness.
She seems excited though so we are going to go ahead and let her grow up...if we have to.
Gabe is in open rebellion of summer ending. It will be his first year without his sister and he is not too happy about it. The fact that it means less time for video games may also factor in.
Although I am sure two weeks in, he will be glad to have his friends and the school library back.
The house is going to be strange and quiet throughout the day.
This summer was spent with fun times, but also a lot of work. Deciding to write and revise and come out with a book in four months took a lot of my time and I feel summer was gone too fast. Still, I look forward to what the year will bring us and can't wait to hear about new friends and experiences.
Anyway, what was you guy's summer like? Can't wait to see you all Tuesday for the release of Ashes. As always have fun and keep writing.
You'll have a lot more time for writing soon.ReplyDelete
Your little guy will adjust and probably become a lot more independent as a result.
True, it may be just the thing he needs.Delete
Yeah writing at night was fun, but day time writing has its own appeal.
Middle school is a huge adjustment. I remember it being the hardest of all my school experiences. I hope it is easier for your girl.ReplyDelete
It was for me as well. That is when I drifted a little and got bored. I hope to help her through it though.Delete
I'm sure your children will adjust to the new school year soon. I used to hate those changes, but usually, we find they're not as traumatic as we expected. They've accomplished so much already. You must be so proud.ReplyDelete
This is true, people tend to adjust better than they think they will.Delete
and yes very proud.Delete
I always felt sad when my kids went back to school. I wanted the summer break to last until at least mid-September. I know it's hard to see your babies grow up, but I thought my children became even more fun and interesting as they developed their own opinions and became independent.ReplyDelete
I am enjoying them growing up. The conversations are much more in depth now. Still missing babies and all. Thanks for coming by hope all is well your way.Delete
Is your wife wearing a Murlock shirt??ReplyDelete
Here's to more writing time! :)
Yes, yes she is. :)Delete
Yep day time writing here I come.
Awesome pic of the family...love that both your beautiful girls hair are flying a bit :DReplyDelete
But hey, why does it seem like one person is missing? hmm.. one wonders...
I wish the kids best of luck in their new school year. I'm sure Gabe will adjust pretty fast and Anastasia will grow into a wonderful woman, her parents allowing her to grow up and all lol Advance classes? She gots this!
See you on Tuesday for your release of Ashes!!!
Someone had to take the picture...that will almost always be me.Delete
Thank you, I know they have a good start, but you know some of us are clingers, lol.
Can't wait for Tuesday.
one step for everyone in the right/write direction.ReplyDelete
You have a beautiful family!!! Summer has definitely gone by too fast. I can't believe we're on the last leg of August already :(ReplyDelete
Awesome pics of the fam!ReplyDelete
My summer was incredibly rainy... And that's by no means a complaint. It was cooler than it's been for years and the local lakes and rivers look healthier than they have for half a decade.
Meanwhile, I write on...
They grow in a wink of an eye. My first experience in middle school was rough, but ended great! Good Luck to your family.ReplyDelete
Your family is beautiful. Our summer was super loose-laced, chilled out and mostly unstructured. So, while it was great to have so much freedom, my kids were definitely ready for the change of heading back to school.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the book release!!! The cover is amazing!