This is a slightly altered version of a post I wrote for the DC Metro Moms blog.
Don’t worry. Everything will be fine.
Sure, all of your children are starting Kindergarten next week, but that is what happens when you have twins. Just wait until they go away to college on the same day. Then you can freak out. For now they are just going to be up the street at a very well regarded school.
You met both of their teachers and they are delightful women. You know that your county has some of the best public schools in the country and your elementary school is one of the best in the county.
I mean, isn’t that why you guys moved into that house in the first place? Because let’s be honest, it wasn’t about the closet space, that is for sure.
Think of all the free time you will have! I know you have been working from home for over a year now, and I know that you have been doing most of your work in the middle of the night since the twins have been home all summer. Aren’t you glad you will be able to work during the day? Think about it – writing with no interruptions. Well, no interruptions except for Twitter and facebook and IMs and phone calls. You might even have time to work out!
Don’t forget about grocery shopping all alone! It will be like a treat after five and a half years of shopping with two little monkeys hanging off of you and begging for a cookie from the bakery. You will be able to shop in half the time. You can even get a cup of coffee from the Starbucks right there in the store. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
This is going to be great. Don’t you worry your pretty little head over it. You will be so busy that you won’t even have a chance to miss them. You won’t even have time to sad that your babies are growing up way too fast, or that you don’t know their new friends, or that you are all done having children and you will never have a sweet little two year old to take a nap with and smell his or her tiny little head.
They aren’t babies anymore. They are ready for this.
This is going to be cake. You will just put them on the bus Tuesday morning and if you feel sad all you have to do is take a shower all by yourself without interruption and you will feel much better about the situation. And 3:30 is going to come a lot earlier than you think – especially now that people are going to think you have enough time to keep your house clean.