Summer of 2016 is in the books, and School Year 2016-1017 is off to a great start!
Were you expecting super cute pictures of my kids?
Okay, okay. I did take some pics of them, and, as per the norm, they are adorable. And one day, I might post a few. But today is a big day not just because it’s their first day of school… it’s MY first day of school, too! For the past ten years, we have had a child at home in some form or fashion. Babies, toddlers, homeschoolers, a newly adopted dumpling, and I’ve loved it. I never ever take for granted that I am able to stay home with my children. Even on the rough days, I know it’s a gift.
I also know I’m going to enjoy this next phase of life. All four in school right now. All at the SAME location (!!!), and all excited about their new year. I can’t wait to be the one who can say “yes” to things I’ve never been able to say yes to before, like helping out with our school’s new dyslexia program. I am pumped to know that I can make it to every field trip without having to find childcare for the kids still at home. I can run lunches to them just for fun some days, and *gasp* perhaps even have a lunch or two with the Hubs sans children. I will be able to hang out and reconnect with friends I haven’t been able to see much of over the past two years, and stroll leisurely-like through a grocery store while pushing a cart.
It’s gonna be good. A different kind of good.
Oh happy day!
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