I cannot believe the first day of school is here. It seems like the longest and quickest summer all at the same time. I can’t believe that my baby is now a first grader and my oldest is starting fourth grade. A few days ago, I requested some much needed quiet time (or so I thought) from my two kiddos… But after about 10 minutes of silence, I realized that my time with them was quickly coming to an end and I suddenly felt very anxious. I may or may not even had a fleeting thought of homeschooling them ;) Isn’t it crazy that they can drive you bonkers like nobody else and all you want is a break, then once you get one- you are sad and want them back? I feel like I don’t actually want them gone- I just want them to get along for a day or to stop whining for just an hour or for them to just go to bed without coming out a bazillion times because, the reality is- I just breathe easier knowing they are close by and under the same roof as me. I don’t think there is another individual in existence that can drive you absolutely nuts & love more than life itself, than one of your offspring. Today will be weird and I will think about them constantly, hoping they are having a wonderful first day of school, I will be checking the time every hour to see how much longer until they get home, I will be listening for the bus so I can meet them outside to give them tons of hugs & kisses and ask them “too many questions” and most of all- hoping that we have a meltdown-free evening, juuusttt to wake up and do it all over again tomorrow ;)
I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that everyone has a great & uneventful First Day of School and a wonderful, safe school year ahead.
PS. Here is what my children were up to the day I begged for some QT ;)