Monday, September 10, 2007

Remember those Staples commercials...

I think they were Staples.... or Office Depot or something. The one with the kids dragging through the school supply aisle with that Christmas carol playing in the bacground ... It's the most wonderful time of the year.... and the Dad is happily throwing the supplies into the shopping cart with reckless abandon?

Yeah. That's me. And that will be me, making up those lunch boxes today and carting two of three children to school this morning. You see, the Monkey and the Queen go to schools very close to one another, but the Man goes to school a little bit away from them. So Ace and I are dividing and conquering this morning.

And then .... I will have the WHOLE house to myself for about 2 hours until I have to go back and get the Monkey from preschool.

I might ... work. I don't know. Don't hold me to that.

But I do know this: It will be quiet in here. Vewy, vewy quiet.

I am slowly moving toward that mother that I have envied for so many years ... the one who doesn't have a kid in preschool anymore. That will be me next year.

But I will relish this time. I will savor it.

Because I know in nine years, when I am rousing a senior, a sophomore, and an eighth grader from their beds, I will wish for these years to come back.

Happy First Day of School, people.

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Blogger The "Mind" said...

You know I hear you!

I relished every day of my kid's childhood, but damn, it is nice eating lunch alone and not having to retrieve one from school and bring them to daycare or something. Love it.

Enjoy your quiet time.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Yeah, those days are gone for me. But now that I do have a junior (how the hell did that happen!), I am very thankful that she is so independent. She actually wakes the hubby up who is charge of kid breakfast for the other 2. Youngest wakes me up 15 minutes before her bus comes...I have it good!

1:57 PM  

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