Hey, did I forget to tell you about that hiatus I was taking from the blog? Yes, you say?! Oops, that’s because it was completely unintentional.
Somehow I got busy and skipped a few days and the more days of blogging I missed the easier it was to keep on missing them. I thought about it often but never allowed myself the time to sit down and actually do it.
I blame it on Summer. Truly, it was a busy one. Even on our “boring” days, my three kids kept me busy. Today though, the fun-filled days of Summer come to a close.
Just like that, school has officially started. I say “just like that” but truth be told, the last few weeks were wearing on me! I know I’m supposed to talk about how much I’m going to miss my kids(I am) and how hard it was to see them go back but honestly, that’s not entirely true.
I’m looking forward to saving some money, having my house clean for longer than 30 minutes and taking a few minutes to enjoy it all. Of course, with a soon to be 9 month old at home, I may be a bit delusional…….But hey, at least he naps!
I will say that in between jumps of joy, I feel a few pangs of sadness, too. I’m a mama in need of a break but I’m still a mom who hates to let go. Another school year is just a reminder at how quickly my babies are growing up. At ten and seven years old they are hardly babies to anyone but me. They are more independent, becoming little grown ups every day and while I am blessed to watch them grow, it’s a reminder that one day, they won’t need me like they do now. That’s hard, don’t you think?
Today we start our new normal as my kids become 5th and 2nd graders. Earlier bedtimes and earlier wake up times. Afternoons filled with homework and extracurricular activities. Lunches will be packed and notes will be signed. And I can guarantee that is just a few short months, I will be wishing with all of my might for Summer break to hurry up and get here.
And that lump in my throat. It’s already starting to disappear!