A new school year for the kids and a return to blogging for me! They kind of go hand in hand, don’t ya think. With two kids at school and one currently napping, I finally have a little bit of time to do something other than entertain or clean. Honestly, it feels a bit weird. Nice, but weird.
Our Summer was pretty low-key and because of that, my kids were actually very ready to go back to school. After almost three months of no school, you kind of start running out of things to do, especially when it is 100 degrees outside most days.
As for me, I LOVE my kids(obviously) but I’m not the kind of mom who needs to be around them 24/7. Sometimes I think that makes me sound kind of lame being that my JOB is a stay-at-home mom but I am just keeping it real here. I mean, is it even healthy to have the desire to be around any one person all of the time? I think having little breaks from our “people” is what allows us time to learn about ourselves, to learn to be okay being by ourselves and to have that amazing feeling of excitement upon their return. Or maybe I am just really selfish for craving that downtime and the room to breathe and if so, I’m okay with selfish. Sign me up, folks!
I even contemplated sending Lane to a Mothers Day Out program this year but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Not yet at least. I mean, he is only 21 months old. And he naps.
This year Camryn is going into the 6th grade and thank the good Lord that at her school it is still in the elementary building because this mama isn’t quite ready to have a middle schooler just yet. How is she even that old? I honestly remember sending her to Kindergarten like it was yesterday. Back then I cried all day instead of doing fist pumps. Ha!
Camryn will be starting band this year and is looking at playing the clarinet or possibly the oboe. She has said her goals are to focus on her grades, her instrument and her friends. She is swearing off boys and since she is only 11 years old, I say that is a darn good idea. Her daddy don’t play that!
Liam is a 3rd grader and has officially moved to the “big kid” hall at school. It felt a bit strange(insert slightly broken heart) when he walked into his classroom with just a slight wave of the hand to say goodbye. He’s growing up on me, that’s for sure.
Liam is my little athlete and will be playing football this Fall. He was built to play football and has always had a big interest in it so I am hoping he likes it as much as he thinks he will. I on the other hand, worry about his safety. If some other 3rd grader hits him too hard, I might go all mama bear on them!! Kidding, sort of!
With the return to school, I am also looking forward to the return of Fall and some slightly cooler temps. Fair warning, when it dips below 65 degrees, I will certainly start complaining but for now, I am dreaming of cool mornings on the patio drinking a pumpkin spice latte, cute Halloween costumes and brisk morning walks. But for now, these dreams will have to wait because I hear my little one stirring.
Nap time is over. Back to reality, I go!