Tuesday, August 26, 2008

back to school daze

Today, Avery returned to school. He was void of extreme emotion about this. He didn't seem excited or nervous or bummed or anything. He's pretty easy. His only concern was punctuality.

Tomorrow is Miles' first day of school. Honestly, I'm not that emotional about all this. I mean, I've been with my kids almost nonstop all Summer. Do I have in-town grandparents who come to the rescue? Nope. Have I used a babysitter ONCE during the daytime this summer? Absolutely not. I think the biggest break I had from being a Mom was the day of Joy's birthday when my dear friend Allison and her husband took the kids for eight hours. The last time Brent and I spent 24 hours alone was FOUR YEARS AGO. I'll be honest:

I'm pretty burned out.

So, how could I conjure tears for this beautiful thing called, "school"???

Today at Miles' orientation, the teacher said, "Oh, tomorrow, when you drop Miles off, please stick around for a few minutes. I have a book that I like to read to the students and their parents on the first day of school."

At the mention of this my eyes welled with tears. "Don't worry," she said, "I have Kleenex boxes all over the room."

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh I love ya...praying for you...it is just a wild mix of emotions...and you need a break for sure. I'll let you know how things go next Wed. We need to have a good talk.

Karla said...

Bless your heart, Jenna.

Please don't let me EVER take for granted that I have my parents down the road and my in-laws 20 minutes away.

We do homeschool, but we have lots of breaks and help...

keitha said...

FOUR YEARS AGO??? SWEET MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you need to get a weekend (or at least an overnight) on the calendar pronto and give the kids to us!

four years ago?????how is it that you are still so funny? i would have been a dried up prune by now.

Jenny said...

I'm with Keitha... schedule that overnight, girlfriend. or a whole weekend overnight.

We've got you covered! Do it! Do it!!