I used to love “back to school”… gone were the summer days of trying to come up with something… anything… to keep my kids busy as I’d heard the “I’m boreds” so many times I’d near gone mad by mid-July!
September brought back routines and shepherd’s pie… new school supplies, the latest styles and chocolate chip cookies on the table when the day was done.
I absolutely loved the kids heading to the classroom and time to myself to get the house in order… peruse through Fall cookbooks… wash the floors as the breeze flowed through.
I was the dancing momma on the first day of school… a smile spread wide as I kissed the darlings with their too full backpacks knowing there was a cup of tea awaiting at home.
September was my favorite month.
And here it is… but I’m not quite ready.
It doesn’t help that I see my kids about half the time in the summer months… taken up with Summer camp and vacation with their father… time with their friends and “every second weekends” which roll into not near enough time to get tired of hearing the “I’m boreds.”
On top of that… my own class schedule is looming over my head and much as I look forward to seeing folks I haven’t seen for a few months… there’s a knot in my neck knowing that in a very short few days, I’m going to be rushing and running while trying to fit in hockey tryouts, riding, homework and workouts… and the thought is daunting at best!
Summer is over and there’s no time to bask in the crisp clean air. No time for making casseroles or purging the closets. I won’t be putting my feet up with a smile on my face as the kids head back to school as I’ve classes to head to and a whack of things on my calendar about to explode.
Knowing I got through last year in one piece (though that’s debatable at best) is encouraging… but this summer was lazy… the weather was amazing… it was far too short…
and there weren’t nearly enough “I’m boreds” for it to be done.
How are you feeling about Summer coming to an end?
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