Saturday, August 16, 2008

the last hurrah

Well, my bulletin boards are up, my new clothes are in my closet, and I have the dinner menu planned for next week.

School is starting.

Our workdays start on Monday and the kids come on Thursday. Summer is officially over. Gone are the days of sleeping in until 9, having corndogs for breakfast because it sounds good, and staying in my pajamas all day cause I want to. (Yeah, I know...this is my life before kids.)

This summer I have painted five rooms, moved my mother into my house until she finds something and attended four weddings. One is today, and I need to get off this couch and into the shower or I am gonna be late.

I know many of you are excited about the school year and the peace it will bring your days. I think many of the bloggers that I read are stay at home moms and I know you will be cheering as the bus rounds the corner and stops at your driveway.

Take a moment to pray for those teachers. These men and women will spend more waking hours with your kids than you will this year. They will nurture them, feed them, teach them, love them and be there for them in a way that is different from a parent. I always feel honored that parents are turning their darlings over to me each day, trusting their children will be loved in my presence.

Many of you are homeschool moms. Bravo. I don't think I could do it. Not at all. Bravo.

So, Monday morning the alarm will go off at 6:45 and I will be on my way. Lunch packed and water bottle handy. Monday will probably be a day for caffeine, which I eschew most days. A nice mocha latte or a Pepsi will be a great jolt about 2pm.

After this wedding today I am going to get back into my pajamas, eat the cake I bring home with me, and watch more Olympics. Then I might stay up late, eat popcorn and finish rereading Eclipse. Because Monday is gonna come that quickly.


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful start to your school year. I said a quick prayer for you just now. I remember the first day well. I used to be a school teacher. Now I am homeschooling my own two children. I truly enjoy reading your blog. You are very real and I appreciate that. Thanks,

Deanna said...

I am a stay at home mom, but I hate, hate, hate the beginning of school. I get back to school blues so badly.

Hope you have a wonderful year!

Sarah said...

I know, I know...I too am bemoaning the loss of the summer. It is a major perk of our job, eh?

I love the fact that you did so much on your house this summer...thanks for the compliments on my blog. Your house looks awesome and I am glad the hot-glueing ribbon trick worked for you! Yahoo!

And girl, there is NO WAY I could/would homeschool either. What is it about teachers and this...? I have heard more of us say it than anybody!

Have a Great Monday! We start back Wednesday.

Scrapper Mom said...

I guess I didn't realize you were a teacher. More power to you!! I substitute teach as well..for a couple of reasons. 1. to be with my kids of course, and 2. to support my scrappin' addiction. ha.

I posted about this too tonight. My kids start tomorrow. Best of luck and I'll be thinking about ya!

Ann said...

Enjoy your new term, we dont go back till 3rd Sept, and I hate my youngest going back, very traumatic (for me, not her) but relax and get ready for all the demands that are made upon you busy teachers, enjoy the cake !!!

Lula! said...

This is one Mama who will not be cheering on Thursday...because while I want her to go, learn, be happy and have fun with her friends, I still miss her dearly throughout the day. And her little sister misses Libbey even more. We will be a bit sad and lonely by mid-morning on Thursday.

Hope your week goes well...I'll pray for you when I lift up the faculty and staff at Lib's school!

Jennifer P. said...

I hate knowing that someone else is spending all that time with my kid---boy! do I ever pray for their teachers! So glad to know that there are good-hearted, moral people such as yourself involved in the school system. Though I have found adjusting from homeschooling to public schooling easier than I thought, and I am getting A LOT "done", I would still rather have them here with me. SIGH!

I loved your post about friendship too. I think we're kindred spirits in that department.

Enjoy your last few lazy days!!!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Hope it went well today.
Blessings on this new year.

Kat said...

I am one of those moms who welcomed the first day of school and the bus coming to pick up my youngest. And I am one of those homeschooling moms - crazily trying to make sure that we get everything covered.

Have a great first week!

emily said... did it go?!

Memarie Lane said...

I'm homeschooling, but I have to say, I don't thing I've ever really appreciated teachers before now. Now that I'm doing it myself I can see more of all that goes into it. But I'm doing it for two kids and they're doing it for thirty. Yikes. Oh wait, they're getting paid and I'm not. :P