Two weeks. That is all that's left... two measly little weeks before these three start school.
And then, my summer is over and school takes control of my life! The homework, the friend drama, the early mornings, the lunches, the horror!! Ahh!
I don't know why, but I hate making school lunches.
Don't judge. I also like musicals. Old ones.
Anyhow, the truth of the matter is, I'm not all that ready for school to start again. I'm not feeling overly anxious to entrust my children to the care of others for hours of the day. I rather like having them home.
But I think they are ready. They're ready for some structure, for a change of pace, to give their brains some exercise. I confess that any sense of structure around here ended on the last day of school before summer. It was so nice to be free of a schedule! But this last month the kids have been restless.
I mean, I had intended the summer to be a little more fun-mommy-filled! But... how does the saying go? "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. "
Oh man, I'm so doomed.
We have done lots of projects and activities this summer, but the last couple weeks have found my children restless. And if the whine-o-meter is any indication of how they're feeling, then they're definitely ready for school to start.
Still, my house needs a organizational makeover like nobody's business.
At the beginning of the summer, I kept up with it all rather well I think! But my desire for accomplishment decided to take a vacation and leave me stranded, without any heads up as to it's intentions or when it's coming back.
And if I found the time to go and accomplish something, my kids were all like, oh no you didn't! Here's a bowl of cereal on the floor for you! Or, Oh ya? Well here! Have some blood to go along with the screaming, hitting, and kicking! Or, pish, you only think you're going to pick that up, when really, we're just going to follow you around and undo everything you just did, because it's fun!
A really popular one was, We're going to play out in the water! *change into swimsuit and get all wet*
Ten Minutes later... Okay, I'm done! Can I have a towel and some dry clothes?
Ten minutes later... I'm going to get wet again! *change into new swimsuit*
Ten minutes later... Hey mom! I got a new towel and some new clothes because I'm all done!
Ten minutes later... I want to go swimming again!
485,763,458,934,576 minutes later I'm sucking my thumb in the corner of the room and imagining a world where laundry washes itself, kids wipe their own bums, and chocolate grows on trees.
But still, summer has been great and I'm sad it's coming to an end.
I miss my kids already.
|Photo Credit: Heath Robbins|