It’s the first day of school and I really can’t tell who’s more excited, me or the little guy. I know he was a little anxious this morning, because he didn’t know what to expect, but we all get anxious, even as adults. The first week is usually tough when you’re at a new place, but people tend to get through it real quick.
I have been a work-at-home mom since my son was born 7 years ago and today will be the first official day I get to sit at home and have 7 hours of uninterrupted work time. I was seriously jumping up and down like I just had a shot of tequila!
If you’re a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s those times when you know you’ll finally be able to eat an entire meal without having to help another person out. I can also choose to sit and just watch TV while I slouch on the couch if I wanted to. Most importantly, I can think more clearly and probably be much more efficient with work since I don’t have to think about getting up for anybody for the next few hours.
Now I can …
Oh … the peace and quiet! I don’t even have to spend money on a sitter or worry about someone else watching him! The child care service is absolutely FREE!
If you’ve never had kids, you might read this and think … “WOW! She should never have had a kid.” Nah, I love my kid more than my right arm. In fact, I once thought my husband was the love of my life, but it was stupid and naive to think I even knew what love was until my little guy entered my life. Now I know what true love really is.
Still, just because you love your kid(s), it doesn’t mean you don’t love silence either. It’s the one true priceless gift you could have when you’re a parent.
SCHOOL WORK vs SUMMER TIME!
Summer with kids home all day, every day can be tiring for parents. The noise is least of my concerns. It’s keeping him entertained long enough to keep him from saying, “I’m bored” and not feel guilty about it. I mean, sure he’s got toys and things he can do, but obviously it requires me having to go do those “other” things with him. By the time we were done with these other activities, I was wiped and too tired to think about doing anything else. Hence, the more extreme lack of sleep!
Being back at school means having to think of unique lunch and snacks to prepare and of course the homework! Luckily for us, we have an entire week to return them.
Now do you get why parents LOVE the school year? So I congratulate you and wish you good times if your child has just entered into the “big kids” school! Happy First Day of School!