Wordless Wednesday: Letting Go

January 21, 2015
school hat

school hat

One day as I was strolling around the house with a need to scratch my photography itch, it came to my attention that my daughter’s dirty, bedraggled school hat was still hanging on the hall stand.  I photographed that sad, dirty bedraggled hat.  Yes that is a staple holding the hat band in place! We just had to make it last till the end of Year 12.  They are expensive things (the school hat not the staples)!

It appears that I have a little trouble ‘Letting Go’!  No – I’m not referring to the lyrics of a ‘Frozen’ song.  I’m talking about accepting that my youngest child has finished school and is now an adult.  I don’t have any ‘children’ any more.  All three are adults.  We have moved into another phase of life.

My daughter finished Year 12 in November 2012.  She will be 20 in May.  Yes … I know!  It’s time for me to let go and a good first step would be to remove that hat from the hall stand wouldn’t it?!

Ciao for now,


[This post is linked up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday]

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  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young January 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Mum probably still has my school hat and I finished school in 2001 lol.

    • Reply Min January 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I’ll probably still have my daughters for years to come too at this rate! I took this photo weeks ago and that hat is still hanging there. Must remove it from the hall stand TODAY! 😉

  • Reply ann January 21, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Ha!! I would totally leave it there as a decoration!!
    That is a fantastic photo clever lady.

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:31 am

      It’s still there Ann! I might need an intervention?! Thanks for the photo compliment 🙂 x

  • Reply Zita January 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Oh I think it is a little cute that it is still there! am sure ours (I say ours because it was probably handed down through all 5 of us) is stuffed in the back of a cupboard somewhere.

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Not sure about ‘cute’ Zita! LOL Crazy lady stuck in time is what comes to my mind! 😉 x

  • Reply Bec - Pinchmebeautiful January 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Hold on to that hat! Oh I feel for you. I don’t know how I will feel when my children are that age. I think I will have a melt down next year when my girl Starts school….

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Apart from being sad due to it being the end of an era etc … I was actually glad to see the end of schools! No more inundation with newsletters and emails and requests for help for this and that. I had kids at three different schools at one point and I was working full time. It was full-on! The part that is the hardest is that you no longer have ‘children’ whose day to day lives you can have some control and say over. You no longer have control over their safety and you are no longer central to their world. Your job is basically done (but not really). It’s quite an adjustment! 😉

  • Reply Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me January 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I bet it’s a hard thing to do – I’m struggling with the fact my middle child is off to school in less than a week! x

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

      It is hard Em – such a shift in who you are and what your role is …. xo

  • Reply Michelle@myslowlivingadventure January 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    You just want to keep them young forever I’m sure. As a late starter in the baby stakes, mine will probably be visiting me in the nursing home before they finish high school!! Ha!! Not quite.

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

      LOL I’m sure you’re not that old Michelle!! As I’ve send in response to other comments – it’s not so much the end of school days that is hard to let go of … it’s the being the mother of a child that is hard to let go of 😉 x

  • Reply Trish January 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Memories – every day there are lasts and new firsts …
    Thank fully our school caps are $10 a pop and we get new ones each year because they get rough treatment from boys.

    Thanks for linking up last week – catching up because I had no wifi on holidays and at a paddling regatta.

    • Reply Min January 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Our kids primary school hats were quite cheap but these high school ones – very expensive! It held together well for most of her high school years but limped to the finish line in that final year! lol Hope you had a lovely holiday Trish! 🙂 x

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