They "meaning - those whom are wiser than the rest of us" tell us, it's ALL gone.
All of it. The carpools. The field trips. The, "the kids" wanting us to be around. Just like that. It's over.
While in the middle of it, that is not the way it seems. There are good days. There are bad days. Highs and lows. The days that make you want to hit your head against the wall. It doesn't matter if it hurts. Just keep going.
They suddenly you blink.
Yes, you are right. Keep hitting your head against the wall. Do it ONE MORE TIME. But after the next blink, well, you realize, "they" (whomever they may be) may have been right.
Just like that.
The funny about this time is: you don't believe them. Elementary School High School College. It lasts FOREVER. While you are in it. While you are in the middle of it all.
Then they tell you the next "phase" of your life: "It's going to go so fast, you can't even believe it".
Do our brains stop learning? Do we stop wanting to fulfill MORE of our lives? What is the trigger that makes us want MORE and not enjoy WHERE we are in our lives?
"They were right". I believe them now. I was wrong. Because, just like that I was....