Time goes so slowly, another school year is starting and it will be absolutely forever before it is over. It will be forever before I get out of school. Thirteen years of school and then on to college for another four. You have to be kidding me, I am going to spend my entire life in school, it is never going to end. If only I had a time machine, I could jump through time and get on to the exciting part of life.
Apparently I found my time travel machine. That is the only explanation I can find for how fast the time has gone. I cannot really be the mother of a college student and two other teenagers. Am I not a teen myself? Wait no I passed through those years, that’s right, I wished them away. It’s not that I want them back, I just don’t understand how it all went so quickly.
I still remember that feeling of time moving so slowly. A year of school seemed like a lifetime, just waiting for the next summer to come along to mark my freedom. The endless summer that seemed to go on forever allowing my brain to cleanse itself of all I had learned throughout the school year. I had all the time in the world, never a rush, and always tomorrow.
The blink of an eye. That is all it takes now. A blink of an eye and the school year is over. A blink of an eye and the frost is in the air and the summer is gone. A blink of an eye and the kids are grown and moving on. There is never enough time, it’s always a rush and my tomorrows are coming to quickly. Soon there will be no more school years. The kids will be gone and I will have to find another marker of time.
I think I would like to turn off my time machine for just a little while. Just long enough to savor these precious moments.
If I can teach my kids just one more thing it would be to not wish their life away. Don’t rush through today looking for tomorrow. Today is a beautiful day so live it to the fullest, enjoy it and make it count. Perhaps I can be a role model for you, watch me and learn. I am making the most out of every day, and although the calendar tells me I am in the fall season of life, I intend to live like it is forever summer.