This summer has been fun with the arrival of baby boy and being able to stay at home with my daughter.
Some days go off without a hitch while other days I am a ringleader of a circus.
Where did the calm and collective mom go?
Perhaps we both need a break from each other. We need school to start soon!
Granted, I will be crying like a baby once she starts Kindergarten, but this upcoming year I look forward to her attending preschool a few days a week.
It’s a good balance for both of us to have structure and time apart to appreciate the time we spend together.
I was thinking about school starting and asked myself, “Why do kids get to have all the fun?”
As parents, we take fun first and last day of school photos of them and plaster all over social media. (Guilty as charged)
Where are the moms? We are hiding behind the lens.
Introducing a free downloadable Mom’s First Day Back to School printable!
Beware, I have seen the trolls come out attacking any parent that seems to be okay sending their kids off to school.
Let’s be real. We aren’t sending our kids away to boarding school.
There will be days we wish they were at home and miss them. This printable is all in good fun and is for people that don’t take life so seriously.
I don’t think it makes you a bad person if you are excited to have a break from your children.
I don’t think it makes you a bad person if you can’t bear the thought of being away from your children… ever.
Whatever works for you and your family is what works… period.
Save your photos year-to-year to see how large the bags under your eyes appear and how many gray hairs pop up! Celebrate the fact that you have survived another year of parenthood and you are rocking it as a mom!
It won’t be too long before we will all be yearning for a break from school and summer to start. It’s human nature to always want what we don’t have and then complain once we get it, right?
I wish you and your family a great school year! I look forward to seeing your First Day Back to Sanity photos. What will you during your children’s first day of school?