Monday, January 11, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It is the most wonderful time of the year...again! After three weeks(yes THREE) they are going back to school. And they will go four days and then have a 3 day weekend. Man these kids get the mother load of time off. But then, their summers are cut way short. I digress.

I am the kind of parent who celebrates school! Ah school, beautiful glorious school. I do not boo hoo about my kids being gone. I don't throw a wild party in their absence either. I think I am in the happy middle some where. I do miss their silly games, the laughs, and being able to be a bit immature for a few glorious moments. But at the same time, I am thrilled to not have to referee arguments for a few hours. I am happy to not have to watch another episode of Full House, Hannah Montanna, or Phineas Ferb...well I actually kind like Phineas and Ferb. Call it a secret indulgence. I am also happy that I do not have to remember who got the last turn on the Wii, the big computer, or "daddy's spot" on the couch.

Now there is a trade off for this freedom from kid TV and petty arguments, and other such chaos. It is called HOMEWORK. Now, I will not go off on a big tangent on it here. I will leave that for another day. Let's just say these kids have way too much pressure and way too much homework piled on them. It's no wonder kids today have depression, anxiety, ulcers, migraines and other such physical ailments that shouldn't even be a thought in their happy lives!

For now, I will enjoy my time that has a little less chaos. Note...the word "little." Chaos is my life. Without it, I would be lost.

Picture of the Day(2 actually)

Ummmm...yeah...I can't do that!

Some things never change.

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Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I am with you. I am in the best mood when they go back to school.

Emmy said...

Yes, if it wasn't for homework, kids going to school would be the almost perfect thing.

Enjoy the peace :)

mormonhermitmom said...

school! glorious school! books, papers, and pencils!

And signing reading logs. What teacher thought up that? They always pick the worst times to try to get me to sign those dumb things.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Well, I teach so we are all home together! When they start getting on my nerves I give them some money and send them off somewhere. Thanks goodness their summer extra curricular activities kept them away a lot. Sometimes mom needs a break!

Rachel said...

Ethan just started preschool - Aaah! They joy of school without homework. Too bad that won't last. :)

Rachel said...

Ethan just started preschool - Aaah! They joy of school without homework. Too bad that won't last. :)

Mamma Christine said...

I love school too. Never thought that would be the case, but we all need time to breathe. Mine is while everyone is at school/work. Theirs is when they come home.

CJ Sime said...

3 weeks seriously?

Is it year round school?

I barely survived the 2 weeks Shorty was off. And she kept asking, "Will I ever be able to go back to school ever again?!" I looked at her and wondered the same thing!

Jen said...

Yeah!!!! for back to school!!! Love school!