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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: BACK



Ready? GO.

After a glorious three months of summer vacation, it’s time to go back to school.

Many schools in our area have already started, but our kids only begin the day after Labor Day.

This past week we went to Back to School Night, an evening of mass chaos in which every student at the school and at least one accompanying adult haul all of the school supplies for every class into the building at the same time and attempt to find and fill loud-clanging lockers.

As you can imagine, it was quite a spectacle.

Now we have a couple more days of loose schedules and kids home during the day, and then they leave.

In some ways, I’m ready for a more regular routine, for rhythms and hopefully more productivity.

But I’ll miss them, too.

I teased them a few times during the summer when they were getting on my nerves: “Isn’t it time for you to go back to school?”

But deep down I like it when they’re around.

It will be all too soon before they fly the nest, and I’ll be looking back and longing for days with kids bickering about small things and cracking jokes and asking for more food.

I will savor these moments, even as they go back to school, and remember the gift that they are.

The gift of one more day, and one more, and maybe one more after that.




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