I can't believe it, but my middle child is almost high school age! We have a parents' meeting at the high school tomorrow where we'll find out all about schedules and graduation requirements. It's been several years since I've had one entering the 9th grade, so it's like starting over. (Plus, they've changed some things.)
What's even harder to believe is that I'll be doing this again in two years when my "baby" goes to high school. And then I'll only have high school and college-aged kids.
When did I get so old?! I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. Okay, so I'll spill the beans. I turned 47. (Had to do some math to remember!) And it's hard to comprehend when I feel like I'm like 35 inside. And then, of course, there's my daughter who says, man, you're almost 50, and that's reaaaally old. LOL And then my parents say things like, wow, I can't believe you're that old! (Because they only feel about 50 inside.)
I, too, can't believe I'm staring at 50. I wonder how I'll handle it. But I have friends in their 60's and 70's who are making fun of me, telling me to just wait. :) So I guess I should be thankful I'm healthy and happy. And that age is a state of mind.
So how do you handle birthdays?