I used to get all weepy when the kids first started school. Because I missed them. I do enjoy them during the Summer, but enough is enough. I started counting down the days until school was back on, so I could have peace and quiet.
I was looking forward to days when I wouldn’t have my house destroyed in a mere 10 minutes. The kids getting cup after cup out of the cabinet to dirty so I could wash it.
And then as the day came, I realized I wasn’t prepared. I hadn’t gotten all the supplies on the list, so I had to pay full price on binders. I couldn’t find their coats. I discovered a lunch pail was missing, because I threw it away the day they got out of school last year.
The morning of the first day of school, I couldn’t find the right back pack and we had to use the ‘old one’ (which we keep in case the ‘new one’ breaks).
We had to try on several outfits because we didn’t believe mom when she said it was going to be 92 today and they would be hot and reminded that that outfit was against school policy and they should be prepared to be told this.
And when the bus came to pick up my oldest. I did a dance…in the middle of the road, in front of the neighbors. I’m hoping I won’t be needed anymore while she waits for the bus. 😉
My youngest wanted nothing to do with me, found my standing next to him embarrassing. We survived standing there and waiting for them to let us in. I then slipped through the 5th grader holding the door and went in early as we are at a new school this year and I wanted to make sure my son could find his way without me being stressed out and worried.
As I went back to the house to gather my things, I realized, that loud annoying sound they make all day, is pretty nice. The house isn’t a home without a little chaos. But I don’t mind not having the mess.
How are you enjoying your kids back to school?