|2nd grader & 4th grader who were, obviously, excited. You will just have to picture the sullen 7th grade with your Jedi mind because she was not in the mood for photos.|
~"Borrowed" from a VERY similar post I wrote in August 2013.~
- PRO - I will finally get some quiet time. With the exception of a date night and my one day a week part time job, I haven't really had a break from my kids since early June. I love them, but, everyone needs a reprieve sometimes, right? Currently, I can't read, write, finish a complete thought, or do much of anything without interruption. I could really use some quite time!
- CON - Mornings. I am soooo not a morning person. During the summer, the kids sleep late; I sleep late. It's great! Once school starts, those alarms clock will once again be sounding bright and early. We'll all roll out of bed grumpy and delirious.
- PRO - We'll get back to a routine. I'm a planner and I like schedules. Although it includes early mornings, I like to have a plan for the day. Hopefully, I can get back into a writing routine, housekeeping routine, and workout routine as well. Right now, we are just being lazy and, many days, by the time we are ready to leave the house, the day is already halfway done.
- CON - That routine I'm talking about? Well, it tends to get really busy and I tend to get
a littlestressed. On top of homework and dinner, we end up rushing from here to there and everywhere. Bedtimes get juggled and baths get skipped. I've tried limiting my girls' after school activities, but it seems the busyness still takes over!
- PRO - Friends. The kids miss theirs and I miss mine. Once school starts, we will all be reunited!
- CON - I will once again become one with my minivan. During the school year I spend hours in my minivan. With one in middle school and the other two in elementary school, I'll have the privilege of sitting throughTWO carpool lines every morning and every afternoon.
- PRO - I might actually have a clean house for more than thirty seconds.
- PRO - My kids' brains will stop turning to mush. At the beginning of summer, I felt guilty when they watched too much TV. Now, I'm just happy to get through the day with minimal arguing and if that means TV, then so be it! They have read some books, but overall, we're not exactly being intellectual these days. Once they are in school, I won't have to watch endless, ridiculous episodes of "Austin and Ally" or "Dog With a Blog."
- CON - Packing Lunches. My oldest is a vegetarian and the youngest is just a super picky kid. The middle one is not really too picky, but she is not fond of sandwiches. Packing lunches for them every day becomes incredibly frustrating and a task that I totally dread.
So, when do your kids go back to school and are you looking forward to it???
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