Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The graduates

One son's a doctor. One just got his Bachelor's. And I feel old. So now I'm home after a long and eventful weekend. Real life looms with growing weeds and rain outside the window-pane. Inside the cupboards are emptying fast, while washing machine and dryer are full to overflowing. The rooms explode with sheets and towels and several weeks worth of black and white tee-shirts on top of holey jeans. I struggle to have and to fold, and can't hold onto the children because they're all grown.

Still, I also feel proud, just in case you were wondering. And stunned and astonished at the sons' achievements. And glad that I could watch one while my husband watched the other because, in accordance with Murphy's Law, they graduated on the same day at the same time but in different states.

So, if I've seemed to be slow to respond to emails, and oddly absent from the internet and your posts, now you know why. It was a really good weekend.

6 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

Congrats on the double graduation!! It might've been a pain to be on the same day, but I also think it's special and endearing.

Sun Singer said...

You're busy in a very nice way.

Bearman said...

Did you have each other on wireless skype during the ceremony so you could watch them both.

Then again sitting through one graduation is more than enough

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your successful family! Wow!

My brother is the last one of our generation graduating from college this spring as well. (There's a ten year difference between him and I with two siblings in between) but I'm sure my mom feels sad that everyone is growing up.

maryrussel said...

Congratulations to you, your husband, and both of the graduates.

Laura Eno said...

Congrats! I'm sure your heart is filled with joy!