It is both sadness and happiness that I feel today.
Sad watching my now middle schooler, head off to her first day of school (younger sister started a few weeks ago). Happy that I could go to the grocery store in peace.
Sad that I am now the mom of a 6th grader and 4th grader. Happy that there is no bickering over who is watching what and on what couch today.
Sad that I remember being scared when I sent my first born on the bus for the first time in Kindergarten. Happy that my first born headed off to middle school excited not scared.
Sad that it is now too quiet at home. Happy that they'll both be home in a couple of hours to tell me all about their days.