It’s almost done…

One day left and then my kids go back to school.

We survived.

I love my kids, I love their company. I love most of what they say and do.

I had a great Christmas, the kids were good and it was nice to get together and see everyone. It was stressful, chaotic, messy and wonderful.

Why is it then that I’m so ready for us to put the holiday behind us and get them back to school?

My Christmas stuff is (almost) all put away. I’ve got the day timer out and I am already dismayed by the amount of activities we have coming up. I’m not looking forward to ironing their uniform shirts or getting up at 6 am for school again. I’m dreading the homework battles.

But I’m still happy they’re going back.

I miss the routine. I miss the stories. I miss someone else entertaining my kids all day. There’s also the fact that every once in a while my kids actually learn something at school too.

It’s a true love-hate relationship.

Does this mean I’m having a relationship with my kids school?

Crazy that. I mean it’s bricks and mortar we’re talking about here.

If I was going to involve myself in another relationship you think I’d pick a better looking guy. Er, thing.

I am truly going a little batty these days.

10 thoughts on “It’s almost done…

  1. Oh, no. It’s a relationship every parent finds themselves in once their kids hit school age. As a home-school mom for many years it was VERY hard to put the kids in school. Now I look forward to first days back, with those mixed emotions.


  2. I sleep better when dating the kids’ school too – otherwise I stay up till all hours of the night in search of ‘alone’ time.
    I must be the only parent at that school who has NEVER ironed a school shirt! Come, join the dark side…..


  3. I am so glad the kids are back into a fairly consistent routine! It really does make things so much easier on everyone…well, except that you HAVE to have a relationship with the alarm clock.
    I am such an unorganized, unstructured person (though I’m trying to get better) that I need that outside structure and routine of school.
    So, yes, it is not just you 🙂 There’s a world full of us!


  4. Seriously as a homeschool mom, I have a love/hate relationship with the kids school…and that makes life interesting to say the least.
    I do understand really I do.
    Okay, I am begging my pals for a bit of help today and this week. I entered a poetry contest, part of my writing goal, and am asking you pop here: and if you like what you read, think about following the link at the end of the post and voting for me.
    Thanks a bunch.
    Your pal, Penelope


  5. Hey – nice to see you!! I’m glad to hear that you had a good holiday! My kids went back to school today and then returned home with those d*** homework folders and all the after school whining … I was wishing for the two week break once again (for just a minute)! I like to get back into the routine too – it’s nice to have them going to bed at a reasonable time and all.
    Happy New Year, BTW – hope to see you soon. Kellan


  6. You have a funny way of looking at things. I always enjoy reading your posts. Well, go ahead and fall in love with whoever err… I mean whatever you desire. Just don’t end up needing therapy of some sort and you should be fine. 😉


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