Yep, our curriculum finally arrived here a few days ago. ‘Box’ day is an exciting event for Sarah and I. Paulie just sorts of tolerates it. 😉 We kept looking at the clock, jumping up every time we heard a rumble outside, thinking it was the UPS truck, all the normal things we do on curriculum day.
It was delivered late, almost 6:30pm. Sarah was getting worried because she had to leave before 7:00pm to be at play practice for an Easter play she is going to be in. But it was delivered in time for her to open it with me. We opened it, her reminding me this is the last time we would be doing this for her. That about brought tears to my eyes. Here’s the box.
We started unloading it all and that’s when it happened, the let down. Once we pulled everything out, this was all we had.
Yes, I know, there is stuff there. But when we think about all the things we used to buy. All the curriculum, books, manipulatives, and just plain extras, well goodness the amount was a lot bigger. We looked at our small stash, realizing most of it was for Sarah. Paulie is using some of Sarah’s old curriculum, plus we bought some extra last year. And realized again that an era is over. 🙁 No more waiting for big curriculum boxes, no more joy and excitement as we go through item by item and see all the fun things we ordered. Nope, that time has passed.
But we have new times to look forward too. Continuing to help her choose what she wants to do with her life, helping her with job and car choices and just enjoying our time together as she grows. Yep, there is still a lot of fun, exciting times ahead. 😀