Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Ok...this is a little pre-first day of school post. I'll get pictures posted later today. I just have to journal about this, crazy, awesome, exciting, depressing, sad,exhausting day I am having! I could hardly wait for this day to arrive. Summer was too long, we were all running out of stuff to do, I was completely OUT OF STEAM, and emotionally I have been a train wreck over the last couple of weeks. There I said it openly, and have been feeling like an awful guilty mother for having such thoughts. I have been talking a lot with Brant about routine, setting schedules and it just didn't seem to make any sense to start anything until school started...So here I am the first day of school, we have established a pretty good schedule and I am finally sitting all by myself with two hours of ME time and I am a puddle!!!!! I can honestly say I miss my kids and the craziness! I think some of the puddleness is sadness to have them gone, but I can honestly say some of it is also a since of relief to get a little break. I must say this parenting stuff is hard work and I am so thankful God does not give us more than we can handle. Well, I'm off to blow my nose and put away laundry. I pick the kiddos up at 2:35 and then the three oldest have their first day of choir! Cheers to you all!