Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back. To. School.

For the most part this is how I feel about the boys going back to school:


This will be the first year D7 is in school until 3:00 p.m. Eight glorious hours sans children. Sure I have to work. But I have to work when they are here and to all you people who say I am oh so lucky to work at home (OK, I am pretty lucky) let me tell you it is no party with kids running around the house, clients calling, the boss calling, video games going, children being hungry. I love not having to deal with homework and projects and deadlines and all that but man am I ready for the quietness of no children in the house.

On the other hand I have to keep myself from grabbing D7 every time he walks by, throwing him in the car and heading for the border. Either one, I don't care, just don't take my baby away from me and what the hell let's throw J11 in for good measure. Fifth grade sounds scary to me and I'm not going. He's headed into some possibly rough, definitely awkward years and maybe we can just run away and pretend they are not going to happen anyways.

I guess we'll stay in town and Tuesday morning I'll drive them over and yes I may shed one tiny little tear as D7 walks into school. But I'm pretty sure I'll be dry-eyed and possibly even dancing by the time I get to Starb*ucks. A. Lone.

9 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

Enjoy your alone time! :)

flutter said...

Ohhh this makes me laugh!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I LOVE that commercial. One of my all time favorites. I imagine that "real" school will be a bittersweet change - babies growing up and all...but after a few weeks as a SAHM, I'm really liking the idea of alone time at Starbucks!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Like so many aspects of parenting, the start of the school year is always bittersweet.

Jen on the Edge said...

I've worked at home for three years and I agree that it's no picnic trying to hold a conference call while a young child announced loudly that she pooped and that I need to plunge the toilet NOW.

We have 15 days until school starts. I'll be ready.

La'Tonya Richardson said...

I was having mixed emotions. Now, I'm just not ready! Back to school for the kids means back to school for me!!! I mean, I have to get up and force them to get ready! Did I say, I'm just not ready!?

My friend and I used to have a Coke and a smile together, after taking kids to school on the first day. I will have a Coke, but I won't be smiling!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've already told my sons that I have a bottle of champagne chilling and they'll have to walk home the first day because mommy will be in no shape to drive.
which sounds mean except we live next to the school.

cherie said...

Love the post Jodi...that commercial is the best. Boy can I relate. Bittersweet. The thought of them returning makes me yearn and ache all at the same time. My babies. I love 'em!

Louise said...

I laugh!