Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's What You Raise Them For

You wake up with them in the night and rock them back to sleep and get them their shots and read to them and take them to interesting places and sign them up for lessons so they can learn fun things and get them to meetings and events and encourage them in their schoolwork and buy them books and magazines and cool toys and teach them everything you can get them to pay attention to and then they go off and leave. The oldest is leaving for his second year of college in the morning and I am happy for him and proud of him and very very sad. They are a set and they have both been with me for many many years and I will miss him and his smile and his spunk and his music every single day. It is hard, but not quite as hard as last year. He will do good and have fun and we will see him at Thanksgiving.

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