My son just turned 13 a couple of months ago. He's about to enter the 8th grade; his last year of middle school. He's grown several inches, and his voice is dropping. The boy is really becoming a man.
This little man child still needs to be told to do his laundry, clean his room, and when to take a shower. Then he'll walk up to me and give me a ton of information of something he just learned about...on his own. It could be an animal, a game, a type of technology...a couple of times even politics. As we are preparing for my daughter to graduate in 2018 we also need to prepare for our youngest to enter high school.
Everything seems to be happening so fast. I'm not sure how I will feel when my oldest leaves the nest, I just know I won't be ready for it. Neither will I be prepared when it's time for this guy to fly on his own. Generations upon generations birth, raise, and release their young in to the world across thousands of species on this Earth. Is it hard for everyone?