Growing PainsAugust 22, 2007
I was recently told that Julie was “Kicking my But” at this blog thing – with many postings. Must admit it is true. So. . . here’s my back to school post.
If you home school – bare with me as I explain my reality.
My baby has started First Grade. She is a total angel in my life – an incredible gift. I have NEVER had a day with her that I thought – I wish someone would give me a BREAK from this child. She is so easy-going, content, kind, and thoughtful. Now – she’s with someone else for 7 of her waking hours. It makes me sad.
I went to Target the first day of school. BIG MISTAKE. There were all kinds of moms with 3 and 4 year olds and all I could think was, “I don’t want my days to myself.” Now, there were times that I wished for time to myself – just because being a mom of two kids can be exhausting – but I just wanted slices of time to myself – not DAYS and DAYS.
The homeschooling mom might say to me at this point, “Well, you know you could always home school.” It’s true – I could. If my daughter didn’t LOVE school -I would definitely consider it. My son is pretty brainy – and a lot like me – so THAT wouldn’t work. But I could home school my daughter if I thought it’d be better for her. Right now, I think it’s best that she’s at a fabulous school – I’m just jealous that they get her all day.
It’s true – sometimes you really don’t know how good you have it – until it’s over. I’ll treasure our half days and full days together – like never before. If you are in the throws of parenting toddlers – I send you lots of grins. I know toddler days are the hardest days – but someday soon, you’ll be in my shoes – shedding a tear that they’re over.