5:30 a.m. – The alarm goes off. lol Yeah right! What was I thinking? SNOOZE!
6:00 a.m. – I wake the kids up with my eyes still shut. I’m exhausted, but time to get back to the program, but… after one more snooze. SNOOZE!
7:00 a.m. – Grrr…! Okay I am up now, but the exhaustion is all over my face. The kids and I walk out of the house by 8:20 a.m. headed for school, but not before the first day of school pics that the kids hate, but know that the quicker they get it over with, the quicker they can be on their way to school. SNAP! SNAP! SNAP and… a few more SNAPS!
The kids and I head to school ready to start the 2018 – 2019 school year off. The boys are overly excited and Autumn tells me that she could use a few more weeks of summer. lol I bet! On the way to school, I did as I do every school year and ask them about their goals for the upcoming school year. I speak a few affirmations into them and I drop them off at the school. I realized that I had let them out of the truck without my usual, “Be great” in which they know to respond with an, “I AM GREAT!” So I yell it out of the window. The boys are happy to respond and Autumn’s eyes get as big as a soon to be hit deer and hesitantly, but swiftly responds so it can all be over with. lol She didn’t want me to say it again! I have to to admit I got a small amount of enjoyment out of that moment. lol
After leaving the school, I headed to the park and walked my 3 miles. I came home, showered and started working in my office. So, now that I have pretty much given the details of my day to this point, let me confess.
I do not miss my kids. I love them to death, but I don’t miss them at all. lol It may sound bad as hell, but it’s my truth today. This is the FIRST year that I have sent them off to school without being the slightest bit emotional about it. Nah. That’s not my story today. I was happy to send them off to school and I will be happy to pick them up and hear about their days. HOWEVER, this summer felt like the LONGEST summer ever! At the end of last year I was seriously contemplating homeschooling and truthfully, I still am, but I think I’m just gonna think on that a little bit longer. You know. Take it slow. Okay. I got it out. I feel better now. Feel free to judge away! In the mean time, I will be regaining my focus back as it will be so easy to do in this quiet house!
Oh wait, another confession. Every year, my kids have always waken up to a hot breakfast on the first day of school. Yeah… that didn’t happen this morning. Guess what else? I did not feel bad about it. Cereal had to suffice today, but tomorrow they will wake up to the smell of bacon, eggs, grits and toast. Okay… I might have felt slightly bad about breaking that tradition!