It’s the end of an era. In this case, the end of the Sandra Boynton “Mom’s Family Calendar” hanging in our pantry.
I’ve used it for years – it starts at the beginning of the school year, which is really the “new year” for most moms. And it has a column for each member of the family, which is great when you have multiple dentist and pediatrician appointments, practices and rehearsals, concerts and performances, meetings and field trips. But now that Aaron’s twenty-one, a Junior in college, and engaged to be married . . . well, I don’t really have to keep track of his schedule. I haven’t actually known what his schedule is since Freshman year, but I kept buying the calendar anyway. Now I’ve resigned myself to the fact that with just one child at home we can live with an ordinary calendar, like this one my father-in-law gave us:
I’ll miss the stickers with chickens playing guitar that I used to put on Old Guy Band Day Saturdays, and the pocket at the bottom for a sharpie. But I think we’ll muddle through.
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