Today I registered my daughter for her senior year in high school. It sounds cheesy, but I remember when she was just a tiny little thing crawling on the floor, banging on things and laughing. Now we are worried about what classes to take, driving, and college. Seventeen years ago, I also started my full-time teaching career. I suppose it has not been all that typical.

I am happy for her, for her new life that is awaiting her on the other side of high school. I feel a deep sense of accomplishment in helping guide her to a place where she can be successful. I hope she finds success and happiness in her adult life. I will miss her deeply when she moves out on her own. I know that day is coming.

As a teacher, one of the most difficult things is when your kids leave, be they your students or your personal children. It is almost like a piece of you leaves with them. Lucky for me, I will have plenty of new students to fill those spaces to capacity and then some. There is also nothing more rewarding then seeing them be successful in their own lives.

Enjoy the time you have with your kids, it goes by faster than you would ever guess!

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Was today typical?

7 responses to “Turning the Page on Your Child’s Childhood… A Bittersweet Day”

  1. So sweet, but I know that it must also be so difficult. Our kids just grow up too fast!!

    1. That they do…it boggles my mind.

  2. My son graduated last year… very strange that he is starting college seems like he was just in kindergarten.

    1. Yeah I hear you, it fly’s by. On the one hand you are proud that your child is becoming independent, on the other, you realize you will see and hear from them much less.

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