Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In which I am wistful

This Christmas break seemed so short. Too short

Precious Youngest took her last final December 18th and turned around the next day to go to the regional debate tournament. Classes resumed yesterday. That’s two weeks and change for Christmas break.

Precious Oldest also finished finals on the 18th, drove home, and turned around to go with her sister to regionals. Her classes start again late next week, but she’ll go back to campus this weekend as she has to work. A little bit longer break, but still…

Senior year of high school is stressful. The work load is intense and the college application process is grueling. Observing the college age kids of various friends it appears sophomore and junior years at university take their toll. This was certainly the case for Precious Oldest last semester. They were so ready for the break and now it’s over.

I’ve been cooking up favorite meals and trying to get as many hugs in as I can. Time is moving fast my friends. Too fast.

7 comments:

new diva said...

Way, way, way too fast.

Leanne said...

Yep. My girl is 14 on Friday. 14. Where did my baby go? I'm so not ready for the next 4 years.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My son and I both get a month, so it is seeming almost long enough to me. We are going on our 3rd hike of the break tomorrow--while everyone else is at school and work.

Holly (me.) said...

Our district has given the students a 1/2 day off this Friday and a four-day weekend for MLK day despite having only just returned to school. I do wish these days could be donated to those who can still appreciate having the kids home!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Enjoy--I'm finding that too and mine are half the ages of yours:(

Shelley said...

Christmas break seemed very short for me too, this time around. They went back yesterday. Middle of junior year for the oldest. I don't want to hear about college applications. *fingers in ears* Lalalalalalalala

The middle banshee will be 14 next week. I don't know how they're aging so quickly, when clearly I am NOT.

Laura said...

My oldest daughter is 17 and since her attitude has not been ideal, I will just say that I am expecting that this time next year I will not want her to return to campus nearly as much as I am looking forward to her going off to campus in September.