Summer and Little Girls Both Have an Expiration Date.

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Summer is almost over.

By almost, I mean it’s over.asthon_laundry

Done.

Kaput.

Gone.

Finished.

I guess you get the point.

There are 3 major parts of summer.

The beginning, which everyone looks forward to and loves.

The second part which is July 4th.

And the end of summer, which if you’re in education begins promptly when the last firework falls from the sky.

When the sun rises on July 5th, it’s all over.

Time to get back in school.

No more summer for you.  Come back one year (this would be a random Seinfeld reference… which means I’m really starting to date myself with the kids).

I love summer vacation, but like with so many good things in life, it comes and goes far too quickly.

I’m starting to think The Evil Spawn is sneaking up on her childhood July 4th.

She’s grown up so much in the last year (in sarcasm and height… and I have no idea where she gets either).

It’s quite evident she’s no longer a little girl.

She’s not quite an adult, but you can tell it won’t be long.

There’s less carrying around stuffed animals and more time talking on the phone.

She spends more time outside of the house than inside.

She talks less about today and more about the future.

She’s even taken it upon her self to become more responsible about her chores (I hope I just didn’t jinx this).

All too soon, her mom and I will be seeing her go.

These days, it’s on her bike.  One day, it’s going to be in a car.

Eventually, it will be a plane.

In eight years, she will no longer be ours, but the world’s.

I’m looking forward to the next few years.  The opportunity to watch her go through school is a special one,  but I know from past experiences with other students, the time is going to fly.

Junior high goes fast.  High school is a blur.

As a dad, you might think this would be hard on me.

It isn’t.

All I can do is enjoy the days and weeks as they come.

I find a certain amount of peace in her telling me she doesn’t like boys, will never marry, and plans to live at home while she attends college.

I know it’s not true, but if she can have dreams, so can I.

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3 Responses to “Summer and Little Girls Both Have an Expiration Date.”


  1. nbrach
    on Aug 13th, 2011
    @ 9:44 pm

    Oh my… I remember this little girl so well.
    She is and was her very own person.
    Shoes on the wrong feet.
    Hat on and covered by her “Pink B”.
    The only thing missing is “Big Dog-Dog”.
    She is surely watching “The Wiggles” or “Dora”, or
    Tim McGraw in concert.
    Hang on to every minute.
    She was and is an amazing person.
    What other grandchild calls me “Grandma Mi”…?


  2. Dheeraj
    on Aug 14th, 2011
    @ 12:19 am

    Now I find myself waiting for your new post all the time.
    A bunch of thanks to you for entertaining and enlightening
    me once again. Enjoy your moments with EVIL SPAWN.


  3. toddsand
    on Aug 15th, 2011
    @ 6:31 am

    She doesn’t look SO evil.

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