Today I can’t shake that Janis Joplin song, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart. You know, the one that goes:
“Come on, come on, come on, come on
And take it, take another little piece of my heart now, baby..”
You see, Em started second grade today.
Every year I think it will get a little easier to put her on the bus for that first day, and every year I stand there with an apple-sized lump in my throat. I can’t even imagine what it will be like next year when Jay gets on with her to go to kindergarten. Yes, it is true that I am looking forward to having some time of my own again after a busy summer. I am eager to get back into my work, to put a string of weeks and months of focus into my writing instead of snatching minutes and hours here and there. I just wish I could do all that without time passing by so quickly.
Because a piece of my heart walked onto that school bus this morning.Family · Tags: Family, First day of school