Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Back to School with the Brown Family "Sister Wives"
The kids have started school again. Fall in Las Vegas seems a little foreign to our family. It was still over 100 degrees on the first day of school and my kids have opted to dress, not so much in their newest school clothes, but in clothes that will keep them cool.
This will be the last year my Logan has his “first day of school.” He will graduate this spring and is already planning out which colleges to apply to and making note of their application and scholarship guidelines. I wonder how it will be to have one go away to college. Each summer I have a small taste of an empty nest as my children make their annual pilgrimage to the family ranch to work for the summer. I am so melancholy those first few weeks as I adjust to the silence in the house. Now, with Logan close to leaving and spreading his wings, I feel the time coming soon when the house will become quieter on long term basis. I try to remember though, the great thing about my family, is even though my older children begin to leave the nest, there are younger children in the family besides my two who will help fill the void I am anticipating. The birth of Robyn’s baby this fall is kind of a manifestation to me - that for people who have made their life’s work their family , we will still have work to do for many years – both parenting our young adults out in the world and our newest little ones.
(Source: Janelle and Kody Brown. Image credit: DCL Story TLC)