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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer's Coming To An End

Wednesday, is the first day of school. The closer it gets, the more I'm NOT so excited! When that bell rings, it will be official. Summer break is a wrap. Done. Finished!

When my oldest was in elementary school, my friend and I would meet for a Coke, after the First Day of School Ritual. Even after she moved away, we celebrated via telephone. Once her children finished school, I continued by adding lunch at my favorite Chinese restaurant, and watching The Color Purple.

As much as I'd love to get my celebration on, I'm just not ready. I want the lazy days of summer to continue for a little while longer. Starting August 19, we (that includes me), will start the whole "school routine." That means rolling at 5:30 a.m, fussing and threatening kids to get ready, as well as, yelling out the time, every 15 minutes. Occasionally, it includes pushing the two bus riders out the door with shoes, and breakfast in hand. It can get UGLY!

I've enjoyed waking up at 7 a.m. getting ready for work, and dropping one or two off at practice, not so early. Not being in a hurry and not fussing feels great.

All the other parents will be smiling and excited about their children being out of the house, no longer running up electricity bills, and eating up all the food. I'll be the grumpy Mom in the corner, wearing a frown, and lip dragging the ground!

The count down is on. The first break is Labor Day, 12 days after the first day of school. The second is 31 days after that!


mr. nichols said...

Ugh. I know the feeling. Growing up I used to hate that feeling of summer winding down and school about to start. I didn't even realize that I would have to go through that again when kids come into the picture. Right now, I'm in a middle stage where school starting doesn't matter to me. But I definitely sympathize with you on that one.

Justice Ny said...

I feel you on this one. Although my princess is only in preschool, we are still rushing and shouting in the morning - as if she understands my time checks! I'm not ready to go back to that hustle and bustle. Can we take it back to the days when school resumed after Labor Day - please!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

We made it through the first day of school. Actually, I wasn't grumpy at all. The kids had a good day, which is all that matters. One day down, and 177 more to go!

Mr. Nichols, when it's your turn, I'm sure you'll have plenty to write about.

Justice Ny, I wish we could go back school after Labor Day. Maybe I'll start a petition for our state.

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