December 31, 2011
And when Tuesday arrived, I announced in solemn tones: 'Ot and Pete, this is a memorable moment! It's the last Tuesday we're walking the walk to school. Let's take a moment to consider this.'
On Wednesday I said: 'I can't believe this is the last Wednesday we're walking to school together. Can you feel how special this is?'
On Thursday I walked the kids to school in my running clothes and I declared: 'This is a solemn occasion, because this is our last Thursday walking this route.'
Then, on Friday, I took a deep breath to tell the kids how special that day was. But before I could get the words out, Ot en Pete shouted: 'Yeah yeah mom!!! We knów, it's the last day of school. Stop saying that all the time!' And then they ran off.
And as I watched them go, I realized: 'I'm sick of saying goodbye.
The time has come to actually leave!'