Monday, August 27, 2007

Baaaack to School.... Baaaack to School.....

Ah Fall... That time of year when stay at home parents breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Not to say that they don't just adore their little darlings, who in late May and early June were so sweet and innocent, but as the summer wears on, so do parent's nerves. Sure, the student's vacation is ending, but that of the parent's is just beginning.

For children and teens, the worst part is usually having to wake up and go to bed at certain times. But what other options do they have? They have to be there. So as much as they might grunt and groan, they'll be waiting for the bus with their boots tied tight.

Then you have those of us adults who CHOOSE to go back to school. Either as paid employees, or as paying students. Whichever the case may be, you have to give us a little credit. It takes a big person to be able to walk into a classroom everyday and not want to turn and run screeming back to our cars.

This year I'm torn. I was actually really enjoying my summer home with Murph. I'm torn because I am so incredibly happy to be back at school. I'm around other adults all day long, and I don't smell like spit-up. I feel guilty because I'm not more upset about having to drop off my little man at the sitter. Hopefully I have a redeeming quality since the very best part of my day is picking him up as soon as possible after the final bell rings.

1 comment:

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Just think, in five years HIS vacation WILL BE your vacation. That's great on one hand -- less of a hassle than what other parents deal with. But you also have the unfortunate consequence of never having a "real" vacation day again.

Guess this is why parents send kids away to camp?

Anyway, congrats on the return to class. I still must meet this little guy!