Saturday, January 10, 2009

Remind me that I feel this way half-way through the next break

My kids return to school on Monday. Miss M will resume her life at school, away from me for more hours than she is with me. K, D and I will start out the week at preschool together. Wednesday afternoon will find Miss D and I alone together for a couple of hours.

These seemingly abrupt endings to days of having all of my children together are bittersweet. I welcome the return of routine, but it seems the old routine returns just as we are getting used to a new routine. M and K were starting to play nicely together. They were starting to respect quiet time so D could nap.

I was really starting to enjoy having my kids with me and all the time to do whatever we wanted to, whenever we wanted.

As usual, I want the best of both worlds.

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Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

This? Was completely ME last week. It wasn't an easy transition, but we've settled back into the routine. I even considered (briefly) homeschooling b/c I was sad to give them away again for more hours than I see them during the week.

Eli's Lids said...

I love that you posted about this. My kids aren't old enough for school yet, but I remember my mom always being melancholy when I went back to school after breaks too.
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Hip Mom's Guide said...

Don't we all! (Want the best of both worlds, that is.)

Parenting is so often bittersweet, isn't it? I didn't expect that!

Kate said...

So true. It's always bittersweet.

What a long break, though. Our kids went back to school last Monday the 5th.

Maggie May said...

me TOO.

louann said...

Oh Heather. I often ask myself, "Why do all good things have to come to an end?"

chelle said...

aww I am so not ready for school next year. It is bittersweet!

Kara said...

I miss L when she's at school too, but I was ready to get back into the routine, just like you. J will start back on Tuesday...he is really ready for that!

for a different kind of girl said...

Before we realize it, they'll be home with us for spring break, but first, my kids don't have school this Friday, and had an early out last Wednesday - two days after school started after break!

 
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