Now that I've gone back to teaching and the babes are both in school, I feel like I've entered some sort of pseudo-mourning period. Maybe using the word mourning isn't exactly right- this is a huge personal transition and I'm generally feeling really positive about it. It's been great to be around students again and to talk to other adults and to dress up in clothing that isn't stretchy. It's also been great for EZ E and Kicky to experience new people and new ideas. We've been home together for the past 4 years and this change is necessary. I can't keep them at home forever, nor do I want to- my job is to make them happy, responsible, successful adults. That's how it should work, right? I think so. That said, this transition is a little scary for all of us and I'm feeling nostalgic. I've found myself asking "do you remember..." a lot lately. These photos are from our fossil hunt last Fall. Do you remember that? If I'm mourning anything, it's not being able to be as spontaneous with my two favorite people. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on transitional moments in your own life. How did you (or would you) handle it?