52 Weeks, Week 35

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2015

Alas, all good things must come to an end. The girls finished their summer camp last week and they will be going back to school this week. Chiara finished her Minecraft camp, which I thought would sort of counteract her addiction to the game. I don’t know why I thought that but I guess I presumed that after two and half hours doing Minecraft-type of stuff, she would be done with the game. Well, I was wrong. She has learned a few new tricks that led to more time spent on the game. I keep reminding her that none of this can continue during the school year, to which, she says “I know, Mommy.”  We’ll see…

Ines also finished her photography camp where she had a blast learning new photography techniques. Everyday, she came home recounting the endless details of her class and the day’s photo subject. Last Friday, all the campers exhibited their projects proudly to family and friends at Montclair Art Museum. Ines stood proudly in front of her photos, content with the two weeks she spent at the museum’s camp.

I’m a bit melancholic about the fall, back to school and the change of season. As a parent, the month of September, more than January, is my measuring stick and marker of past and future changes in life. I only have to look at how much my girls have grown in the summer months to be reminded of the past we’ve already left behind. We’re done with all the early childhood stuff at home, now the girls are venturing into their tween and early teen years. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead but I can’t help but get a little sad that they’re not my little girls anymore.





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