I spent almost the entire day doing work for the family. Finances. Bookkeeping. Library fines. Itineraries. Termite control. Jury duty registration. Each chore was as necessary and boring as the last. Then I came to the boys' school's 2007-2008 Calendar of Important Dates which I dutifully entered into my own calendar.
Two truths struck me. First, the bald and eternal veracity of my sister P's oft-quoted (by me) observation that, "The more you pay, the less you go." And second, that after next year I will have only one more year of Middle at home and Youngest will be in high school.
When I think about the former, I laugh. When I think about the latter, my heart seizes up.