Day 16 – What I Miss

I was searching my blog again trying to find something and this one popped up. I’m feeling this a lot again these days as my youngest is in the process of applying for colleges and I rarely see my oldest anymore. Of course, as I type this several kids are crying in the library so I know there are parts of the little kids life I don’t miss.

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This challenge comes on the morning that my son is heading back to school and my daughter is in the middle of high school midterms so what I miss is easy. I miss when my kid were little and not moved out and close to leaving. I miss the simpler times when school wasn’t stressful and I spent most of my time off outside with the kids. I miss playing catch in the backyard, playing basketball in the driveway, taking them to the playground and just spending so much time with them. I miss the early days of coaching baseball before other adults sucked the joy out of the game. I miss winters at the gym watching and coaching basketball. I miss the drive to gymnastics with Jessica and waving at her when she walked past during class. I miss the dance studio and being a part of the recitals…

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