And they're off!
It's a brand new season of life: school has begun! Our daughter turned five this summer and began kindergarten earlier this month. Our son, almost two, just started a part-time program this week - his first experience away from home - and from me.
"How are you doing?" friends and family ask.
It's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster, a bit hard to let go, exciting and liberating all at the same time.
I miss my girl each day she gets on the bus (the bus!), and it's very quiet in our house right now without my baby boy running around, playing cars and patting the carpet for me to come and sit with him.
The good news: they will return in the afternoon!
The other good news: they will return to a refreshed mommy.
And for that, we are all grateful!