From birth to five it seems like forever, then they go to school and it speeds up a bit. Hit middle school and it goes faster. When they start high school it flies by so fast you don't have time to think about it. Boom its gone and they are grown-up and leaving. We hardly see Gunnar these days and I know thats a good thing so we can get prepared for when he leaves.
Love and hug them now, when they love you too, they will be gone in the blink of an eye. I hope to cry enough now that I don't when we drop him off. Heather can you make me some chocolate something for when we get to your house after dropping Gunnar off. 8/24, we will be leaving for home soon after that. Cry, chocolate and hugs(Jake, Tyler, and Lily hugs also). Thanks
Disclaimer: I love all the kids, I just see Gunnar as the start of a larger exodus. JT is at the age that sometimes I just want to lock him in his room and take a break. This morning he decided that talking was too much work so he just gestured at everything and everyone. Joy of the 9 year old and the youngest. Gunnar gets on my nerves also, none of my children are perfect. I have that days favorite and it is always the one who is doing the least complaining.