How is summer over? I honestly BLINKED and I was perusing the back to school aisle mid -August. You know, the aisles in between the Halloween and Christmas decor? LOL
My little ones are BIG SCHOOLERS as my little Ryan says. Ryan is now in Kindergarten and Nicholas is starting in second grade. WHAT!?!?! BUT HOW? BUT WHEN?
Now lets be real, I may have teary-eyes as they are off to start a whole other year and continue to grow older and older every-time I blink….but can I get an A-MEN for the new found silence radiating in my house? No really…its almost deafening. I love my boys more than life itself, but my inner “bad mom” knows that I am a BETTER mom after having my alone time and space to get “adult things/business things” done. I am excited to have my working schedule back in place. I am excited to get back to the gym. I am excited to plan dinners, prep them, clean, answer all emails in one sitting and run errands without spending an additional 15.00 in juice boxes, snacks and last minute…”MOMMM…PLLLLLLLEASEEEEEE….trinket toys”.
Nick and Ryan, if you ever read this one day…know that I am so incredibly proud of you both. I wish you the most amazing school year yet. Though you will learn a ton of new things this year, never forget the most important lesson I may ever teach you….BE KIND! Through kindness all is achieved.
To my kids teachers…if you send them home with any of that CORE MATH crap, please send home the teachers manual with them. I HAVE NO IDEA what that is. And if there is a project due, this mom (whom works 80+ hours a week) needs at least 2 weeks notice. And please accept my apology for any and all tardies or forgotten class snacks…they will both happen. But most of all…thank you for taking the time to help my boys grow, learn and dream. You are superheroes!
To all the moms out there…”GOOD AND BAD” have a wonderful first day! To you empty-nesters…like me…here is to that cup of coffee that is still hot when you drink it and that whole bowl of PB Captain Crunch that you don’t have to share. Cheers!
Such as blessing to walk to school…