September 1, 2014

Back to school blues


The backpacks are packed. Up until a few minutes ago they were empty and staring me down with open mouths. Waiting to be filled. Four kids. So much. Tired.

I thought I'd be more ready than this. But I could truthfully use another good month of summer laziness. No alarms. No lunch-packing and drop-offing and pick-upping and to and fro. Can't believe it's time again.

We took a little getaway this weekend and it was hard to come back to reality, even if our reality includes the ocean.

Gray announced that he doesn't want to play soccer this fall and I was all THANK GOODNESS because Ivy wants to play and Carter's in another theatre production and Noah's only extracurricular is watching Doctor Who and maybe things won't be so crazy. This also might be the year I get Gray to wear long pants and (whisper) maybe even jeans. He just ran away from me when I brought it up again. So I'm not holding my breath.

The backpacks are packed.

It's that time again.




10 comments:

  1. I pray their first day goes great...enjoy your alone time,.

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  2. I wasn't ready either. We're finding our routine, but goodness, I could have used another full month of just... summering.

    Happy first day to your crew.

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  3. Oh good luck to your gang and those filled backpacks :) Our adventures start tomorrow with a school wide picnic and then Wednesday it becomes official- 8:15 buss ride and my oldest son magically becomes a kindergartener- ack!!!!

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  4. I hope it's a good year for you all.

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  5. Oh my heart, I think you need a hug... sending bunches of encouragement and lots of love. Hope you get into the swing of it all really soon!!!

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  6. I always have the feeling of ready/not ready when school starts!

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  7. Oh girl, I totally get this!

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  8. I remember what it was like when my older ones played sports, always running around and never home. It's been a few years for me, mine would try out but not make the team. This year though, they are in high school and both are getting active in their school and doing early release and after school clubs. Eeek. I hate the fact summer ended but glad I won't hear complaining about how hot it is inside the house. :)

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  9. Always love when you pop up in my reader! Hope the first week went well. It's an adjustment for sure. I'm down to ONE babe at home and I'm all like, wow, one kid is sure easy! :)

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  10. It's hard to say good-bye to summer. One of my very favorite seasons - even here in Arizona where temperatures soar. I love the library trips, the creek-splashing, the traveling, the sleeping-in mornings...all of it.

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