I'll admit it. I am now ready for school to start up again. The first half of summer, school is like a curse word around here, but it is interesting how as we approach the inevitable start-up in September, everyone's attitudes start to change. (Well, most everyone. I do have one child who would be happy to have summer perpetually). We all start to feel the familiar excitement about buying school supplies and clothes, figuring out schedules, meeting new teachers and seeing friends again.
For me, it has a lot to do with "me time", which seems largely non-existent in the summer. In the summer, we throw bedtime schedules out the window and it is not unusual for everyone to be up until midnight. Sure, then they sleep in, but it's just not the same as having those quiet moments at night after they are all in bed. That's the time when I get to wind down from my day and reconnect with my husband. Think my own thoughts. Watch an interesting t.v. show. Read. No one says "Mommy", which although I love to hear it, can start to wear me down by 8:00 in the evening.
So, although I am not thrilled about setting the alarm clock for 6:00 once again, I am ready for the rest of what the school year means. To quote my 5 year old, "It's Go Time!!!"