The Most Perfect Back to School Video Ever!


Target? Alone? BRING IT. The Back to School countdown is ON…


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    Nannies feel like this too. Next year he’ll be in first grade and gone all day! I can do stuff without him bugging his sister and causing mayhem for a few hours a day now, but in a year me and the little one will be partying at target constantly.

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    I wish more than anything I could get out of this house! I don’t drive thanks to a phobia and my guy works. So stuck at home as usual I’ll still be. I will enjoy the silence and the ability to clean, eat and exercise alone!

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    School is back in which means I am back at work! Also, since the biggest is in PreK now I don’t have the option to run to the store alone unless I want to pay for after school care. But, one less daycare bill means that I can spend a little more when I do get to sneak to Target by myself.

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      Lm says

      I am a wm and I loved this video. I have felt some envy for sahm, but I am blessed to have a sah husband. People need to be confident in their own choices and respect others choices. I thought this was hilarious and made me want to plan a trip to Vegas, lol.

      Btw, I would totally be doing a happy dance if I was home when school was back in. My husband sadly is bumming that his buddies are back in school. He enjoys being needed.

      Bottom line, both situations have pros and cons. I am totally grateful that I can afford to have my husband stay home, but even that has trade offs in terms of my kids and my relationship. But it’s my arrangement and it works for us.

      I wish wm all the best as her situation is tough, much tougher than mine. Your are doing all you can to give your family what they need, and it’s tough. I hope it gets better for you.

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      Tired mommy says

      How do we know that these moms don’t work the night shift like I do?
      I get home from work, get my kids ready for and off to school and then I scramble to get things(food shopping, clean house, laundry, Dr’s….) done so I can go home and sleep for a few hours before the kids get home from school. I get up right before the kids walk in the door and scramble to get homework done before daddy gets home. We do dinner, showers and stories. Then daddy tucks them in so I can try to get a couple more hours of sleep before heading to the hospital.

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      Ellen says

      @ Amy – 100% agreed! 9th year homeschooling, and I love when public school kids go back – only because we can go to the beach with no tourists! That is our ‘not-back-to-school’ first day tradition. I love being with them and seeing as I have seen 4 graduate and move on – I’ll treasure the other 6 for as long as I can.
      Have a wonderful year!!!

      Ellen, NH

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      Christy says

      Agreed! Love it when the schooled children vacate the campgrounds, beaches and vacation spots!! Then we can enjoy all those spots (nice warm weather still) with our family with no one but retirees and other homeschooled families around! ;)

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      We homeschool, too, and I think you can still enjoy your kids and enjoy your time alone when your kids are at school. I love being around my kids, but I feel like this when I have some time to shop by myself. Maybe, I need to invest in a boa and sparkly hat to celebrate alone shopping time. =)

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      Where did I say anything about not enjoying alone time? I simply stated I’m excited for our adventures. I wasn’t able to stay home with them from the beginning, so I have a deep appreciation for what I’m able to do with them now. Sending them to a place for 40 hours a week just isn’t something I would personally enjoy, but I never passed judgement or a pompous attitude on anyone else. Stating one’s own feelings about something that differ from yours is neither pompous nor judgemental, just a different view.

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      Veronica says

      Seriously! I DREAD back to school because of traffic and how much LONGER my commute gets! I WISH I got a break like these other moms, must be nice! Go to the store alone!? HAHAHA! Only if I can manage to fight traffic well enough to do it on my lunch break, which equals, NO LUNCH!

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      Sara says

      I work Mon-Fri (8-5) so my celebration isn’t as exciting as theirs :(
      First day back was convincing a 1st grader that he had to get on the bus, dealing with a meltdown from my 2 year old on the way to daycare AND getting myself to work on time.

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