Yep, the countdown is on until Ethan starts Kindergarten and the girls start preschool. Next Wednesday (why do they start in the middle of the week?), my sweet boy starts “real” school. The following week, the girls will start preschool two days a week. I will be getting about four hours a week sans kids. It might not sound like much to you, but it has me doing the happy dance.
I can workout uninterrupted!
I can write!
I can get errands done without lugging all three kids along!
I can take a nap!
I can go to lunch with my husband, or maybe see a friend!
The possibilities are endless!
When Ethan started preschool last year, it was bittersweet. I went through the emotions of “oh-he’s-growing-up-so-fast” and “my-little-boy-isn’t-a-baby-anymore”. This year? Not so much. I am ready for this! I am ready for this time. I know that getting away from them for a few hours a week is something that we all need.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m sure I’ll cry when I drop him off and then again the next week when I drop the girls off. I’m sure I won’t be skipping out of school or doing the happy dance. I’m sure I won’t. Probably.
Being a full-time, stay at home mom has been the most challenging job I’ve ever had. I’m constantly on, constantly doing something. Kids cannot and do not appreciate the day-to-day things. They are demanding and stubborn and whiney, and if you aren’t a patient person, it’s enough to drive you crazy. I am not patient, so it’s been a real eye opener for me, how tough it is for moms that stay home.
It’s tough, but it’s also a huge blessing, and I know how lucky I am to be able to do it. And all that being said, I’m still looking forward to school starting again. How about you?
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