13 August 2010

School is cool.

My kiddos head back to school on August 17th.

I have mixed feeling about this, too.  Let me tell you why:

As much as my brain needs a recoup from a summer chock full of refereeing fights, cleaning up one mess after another, walking on unidentified sticky stuff on the floor, driving littles all over the city, crazy mountains of laundry, enormous grocery bills, and general chaos...I will miss them.

This year my schedule is so devoid of kids that I almost feel useless.  It looks something like this:
Jake, Pete, & Betsy
school 8:10-3:45 {including bus transportation}
pre-school 8:30-11:30

For those of you that aren't following, this means I have 0.000000 children 4 mornings a week and only 1 for a full day on Fridays and an additional 4 afternoons a week.  Wowza!

That may not seem like a big deal to many of you, but I've been pregnant, nursing, wiping butts, filling sippy cups, child proofing, bathing, chasing, and generally surrounded by kids/toddlers and all things kid/toddler related for the last 9 years.  I almost feel like I need to reinvent myself.  I wonder if Madonna is listed in the phone book?

Needless to say, my house will be spotless {which is a good thing considering we're trying to sell it}, I will be able to shower regularly, I will be able to cook meals that take more than 20 minutes to prepare, and I will get my bake back on.  Ahhhhh!

I'm not committing to anything, but I may enjoy my solitude.


  1. Wow! Sounds great, but maybe a little scary too! I have a few more years until I'm in your shoes and as much as I hate the fact that my baby will be in preschool in 2 years, I think your 4 mornings a week sounds pretty enticing! Enjoy your solitude - it'll make you cherish your afternoons and Fridays even more!
    Happy Back To School!
    PS - Didn't know you were selling! Are you staying in the same school dist?

  2. Don't worry. You may not be 100% kiddo-free. I may need to hire you to watch my kiddo when I go back to work. But that won't be till January.



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