First day of school


There seem to be two definitive camps of mothers: Those who cry on the first day of school, and those who rejoice with the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” commercial from Staples playing gleefully in their heads. I’ll give you one guess as to which camp I fall into…

{Let’s just say, I’m not sitting here with a box of tissues and pint of ice cream. I assume that comes as no surprise.}

It’s not that I’m totally void of emotion or sentimentality, it’s just that I’m ready for the kids to be back into school already. I’m done with the late summer nights and non-stop washes of bathing suits and pool towels. I’m over the all day play-dates and incessant begging for snacks. I’m through with the never ending afternoons in the sun and mosquito bite covered legs. So long, summer.

I’m ready to bang out the lunchboxes assembly line style and lay out the school clothes the night before. I’m ready to drop children off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. I’m ready to get back into a routine, thank you very much.

Sure, I’ll have my moments of tears here and there, but for today? I’m all smiles.

And, so was she.

First Grade


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    hunterswriter says

    I am so the celebrating type. I too am sick of wet clothes form the pool, late nights, summer entertaining, and I am glad to be able to work here at home in the blessed peace and quiet without hopping up half a bajillion times to fetch and carry!!!

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    Maria @BOREDmommy says

    I won’t be crying about anything other than having to get up earlier, and get dressed to take him to school, and I’m okay with that. Your daughter is beautiful.

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    Christine @Grub, Sweat and Cheers says

    My eldest is starting Gr. 1 in a couple weeks and because this is the big step up to ‘real’ full-time school I think I will be a bit teary. For about 5 minutes. I am really looking forward to getting back into a schedule though, who knew the airy-fairyness of summer could get so tiring.

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