Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Don't tell anyone, but I'm a little sad that summer break is over. School starts in just 3 hours and 40 minutes and I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. Well, I know I'm not ready. I lost the paperwork that tells what bus number the kids are supposed to take home as well as the one that I'm supposed to sign saying they should ride the bus home. It was in the same spot for 5 days and now it's gone.

We had a fun summer. The boys had a blast playing with friends in the neighborhood. They rebuilt a go-cart and had Pokemon tournaments and became better swimmers and tried to catch frogs at the pond and organized neighborhood soccer games, and jumped on the neighbor's trampoline and played on the other neighbor's inflatable water slide, and roasted marshmallows in the backyard. Not to mention Disneyland, SeaWorld, seven national parks, a zip line, three cousins, two grandparents, a new friend, and DVD players for the car.

Plus, the best weather of summer is happening right now. We've got hot days with warm nights and it just doesn't seem right to have to go to bed early because it's a school night.

I've enjoyed watching my boys become more independent and creative. I've loved seeing the joy on their faces as plan and organize and carry-out their fun ideas. I've loved waking up "whenever" and pointing to a box of frozen corn dogs when it's time for lunch and telling them to "help themselves."

The house is a disaster, the laundry pile seems never-ending (I suspect the boys are throwing clean clothes in there rather than refolding them or shoving them back in their drawers. But I don't care), we can barely walk into the garage anymore for all the bikes, balls, scooters and skateboards that are strewn around, and the only food in the fridge is milk, cheese, eggs and some left over beef barley soup.

But I don't care. I've surrendered to summer and it feels great.

I feel like I'm betraying my other mom friends who have joined me in years past doing back flips on the lawn when the school bus drives away that first day. I'm sorry, but I'm just not that happy today.

I'm a little happy. Just not back flip happy.


Erika said...

I hear ya. I was totally looking forward to today, but now that they're gone I am a little sad. Maybe I'm just in shock at having a perfectly quiet house after a loud crazy summer. But it's funny how things change as they get older, and how they really do become your friends and how you miss that companionship. At least that's how I feel.

Heather said...

It's okay to be sad that summer is ending. I'm definitely sad, and I really like fall! It's been so nice to have the warm weather finally, so that definitely makes a difference, and you had such a wonderful trip with your family, it's no wonder you aren't ready for that time to be over! Hug them tight when they come home today!

Samurai Mom said...

Welcome, welcome. My life is like summer everyday!

a said...

this year i am back flipping for everyone! but i think my jan to july has a lot to do with it. true to me though, by spring break i will want them back and the schools to just go away!!! right now i just can't get enough time for all my projects! my cupboards are going to crash off the walls with all the canning! have any extra zucchini????? green beans?