Let me repeat...7 DAYS LEFT OF SUMMER VACATION?
Could somebody tell me just where on earth all the time went? I swear school just got out and I was thinking of everything I was going to get accomplished over the summer. What did I get done? Hmm...well...let's see...not much!! My house is still disorganized, the weeds are still prospering in my gardens, the scrapbook is still unscrapped, the carpets still stained, shall I go on, and it looks like it will probably stay that way until Christmas break or maybe even next summer vacation. At least, we did sneak in many beach days, a few fishing days, a couple waterpark trips, and a mini vacation to Hershey Park.
I know we still have the evenings and even long weekend days to play, but I can't help get into a funk at the thought of going back to school. I will miss the lazy mornings, afternoon naps, blogging, twittering, and just hanging out with my kids. Of course another part of me is excited. New students, a new year, so much just waiting to be experienced. Honestly I really like my job. Every day is a new day and I never know what to expect. It keeps me on my toes and I enjoy knowing that there I am not anybody's mommy or anybody's wife, but rather I'm known for my own abilities to teach.
But of course teaching means also putting my own children in daycare so I can go inspire others.
This year will be a year of transitions for us. Dylan will be coming to my school so we will be able to go in and leave together and Zoe will be starting a brand new daycare. She will be in a pre-school class which I know she will thrive in, but it will also be her first time in a group daycare. There will be more kids than she is used too and probably more structure too. Don't get me wrong, I think both are great, but it will be a transition. Dylan will be going into 2nd grade (aaaggghhh) and he will do well I am sure. I can't wait to watch him grow throughout the year.
I probably should have even counted last week as my final week of vacation since this week is packed with meetings for school, doctors appointments (yes, I realize that I had all summer and shouldn't have waited till the week before school), and school shopping.
Could somebody please discover that magical switch to turn off time because it is going way to fast these days??
When do your kids go back to school?