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Friday, August 21, 2015

That thing

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It's Friday. It's been a long week and I'm doing that thing again where I wish away the days. I know it's something I'm apt to do so I really try to live in the now, to take advantage of every day. Even if it's doing something small, I like that no day is like another, and I try to appreciate the minutes and hours.

But friends, it's almost back to school time. In fact, some schools started today. When I was younger I LOVED back to school time. The new pencils and crayons and books, the excitement of having a new teacher, classroom, and maybe new friends. It was great.

The last two years have been exciting getting Little J ready for school. Getting him a Spiderman backpack and gearing up to put him on the bus. Listening to his garbled stories about who played with who and what his favourite toy was.

This year Little K starts too. And I'm so excited for her because she's so ready. Maybe not ready to be away from home and me all day every day, but ready for the challenge. She's smart and she's going to learn so much.

But I'm a little sidetracked because having both kids in school full time means my world is going to be so much different. Since February 2011 I have been at home with the kids. Four and a half years of being a stay at home mom with kids at home. Next month I will still be a stay at home mom but the kids won't be at here for 7 hours every day. To say that I'm excited is an understatement.

Having free time during the day is such a foreign concept and I'm not sure I'll know what to do with myself. In fact, I'm fully expecting that first week to be a gong show with me getting hardly anything done at all.

The countdown is on. Three weeks of summer vacation left. Twenty one days that I'm going to try and enjoy, and stay present for. I'm checking our summer bucket list and planning when to knock out some more adventures. So while I can't wait for this new chapter of my life to begin, I'm not going to sacrifice the last days of summer lost in my thoughts, head in the clouds. There will be time enough for that come September.


  1. I remember when my youngest started school full time - oh, the plans I had! You will be amazed at how fast 7 hours goes by. I think that first year, all of September and October passed with me having nothing at all to show for it - I barely managed to get laundry and groceries done in that time. I'm better now because I heavily schedule my hours, but still - most days I look at the clock at 2:30 and think, holy crap!, where did the day go?

    1. I'd be okay with getting nothing done for a week or two, but I'm really hoping to have it together before October!