I don’t remember growing older


Today I registered Theo for kindergarten. Come fall, we’ll have two elementary school students in the house. I feel a bit sappy and nostalgic (my baby!), but I am also really looking forward to the easier schedule we’ll have when the bus comes to the house to collect both children. (The pick up and drop off at Theo’s preschool take about 45 minutes on either end, what with the 15 minute drive plus the time it takes to deliver or collect. It’s like I have a commute even on days when I work from home. I can’t seem to manage to get Theo to his preschool and be back before Phoebe’s bus, so I don’t get back home to start working until around 9:30. )

My post title is, in case you don’t recognize it, a reference to “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, which has been running through my head much of the day. Of course, I feel like I’ve just grown older tonight, as in the course of choosing a photo to go with this post, I managed, with the help of a very annoying bug, to completely screw up the keyword tagging system I’ve been using in iPhoto the last few years. I’ve noticed that a bunch of my keywords were showing up on photos that I hadn’t tagged as such, and in the course of “fixing” some of these, I witnessed the bug in action. As I watched, I saw keywords getting applied to thousands of photos that shouldn’t have had them. So now those keywords are completely meaningless. Years worth of tagging rendered useless. So, you see, I can measure my aging by means of the technology that torments me. Why 10 years ago, I didn’t even have a digital camera of my own, let alone a digital photo library of many thousands of photos to mismanage.

In other (less cranky) news, the wave of nostalgia triggered by getting ready to send my baby out into the wild world led me to go poking into my blog archives from the time when Theo was a new arrival. In addition to finding the expected ramblings about having a new baby, I also found this other post, which (if I do say so myself) is quite entertaining:
Advanced Topics in Procrastination. If you are a procrastinator, you should definitely put it on your list of things to do later on.

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7 responses to “I don’t remember growing older

  1. I still can’t get over the fact that I have a HSer and a MSer.

    Congratulations, dear Theo!

  2. I’ll be signing up for “Procrastinating 225: Special Topics in Procrastination” when I get around to it. Seems like I could ace that one… if I remember to show up to class.

  3. My goodness… tempus fugit.

  4. I have a similar degree in Advanced Procrastination from another institution, or I would if I had ever finished the term papers.
    It’s a landmark, indeed. I hope he is eagerly awaiting the day.

  5. Wow! Theo is already going to be in kindergarten in the fall? That’s exciting! I wish him (in advance) a great start to school!
    Sorry to hear about your photo cataloguing woes.

  6. This weekend my son is doing an overnight college visit…I think this next stage is going to be so hard for me. I’m going to miss him sooooo much.

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