As I sit here this Sunday evening, the last real evening of summer vacation (since tomorrow will be an early night), I can only think of one thing: I’m not ready! I’m really not ready for school to start. I know that most moms, especially stay-at-home-moms, are sooo excited when school finally starts and the kids aren’t home bickering every day. And don’t get me wrong – there’s lots of bickering, etc. going on here every day – but I really, really like having my kids home with me. So while Book Boy is mourning the end of summer break, so am I. (Book Girl, on the other hand, can’t wait for Tuesday morning.)
Of course, the return to the craziness that is the after-school routine – homework-dinner-cleanup-bath-bedtime routine-bedtime-all-by-8pm – doesn’t exactly appeal to me either. But really, it’s just me missing the kids.
(And no, I don’t miss them enough to consider home-schooling. Let’s just say that would never work for BB and me.)
Any other parents feel this way about the start of the school year? Or am I just an oddball?
Who wouldn’t want to be with these cuties all day?