In 1978, when I was in the first grade, I was in the same school as my 2 older sisters for the first and only time. At the end of that year, my oldest sister graduated from the 8th grade. After I completed the 5th grade, my middle sister Julie went to high school, which concluded our time together in school. The most vivid memories I have of my older sisters were when they each performed in the school musicals.
My children will have 3 years together in elementary school and 1 year together in high school. My son and daughter were in the same daycare for about 18 months during my daughter’s infancy. Even though my children saw each other sporadically during that time, they will most likely have very few, if any, memories of those experiences.
Starting next week, my children will start their time in the same school together. While they will be in different grades and locations during their school day, they will be together for about 4 hours in the before/after-care program. Because my daughter has been with me while dropping off her brother in the mornings and picking him up in the afternoons, she is already familiar with the staff. Both of my children say they will love each other and get along at school, but I can imagine there will be times when they will have conflict.
At this point, we are about to say goodbye to the awesome daycare center where we have taken our children for the past 8 years. The dedicated staff did an amazing job in getting our children ready for elementary school. Now, our family is about to embark on the school years with both children. We look forward to see where this new journey will take them. I just hope they look out for one another while they out there in the real world…
As of today, my son wants to be a Lego creator when he grows up.
My daughter wants to be a ballerina.
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