Well folks, it’s finally here.
The week that my kids go back to school.
No, they don’t go back today.
They go back Friday.
I know. I’m baffled at that too. Why Friday? It’s like a teaser day. The whole “we’ll take your kids for a day, give you a breath of peace, and then give them back to you for the weekend.”
I’ll take it.
School supplies have been bought.
Lunches have been mentally prepared.
(I am not one of those fancy lunch makers. You know, the mothers who make fancy shapes out of sandwiches, slice strawberries, and slip in a homemade organic treat for dessert?)
(Here’s what my kids get: a regular square sandwich, a bag of pre-packaged chips, and a Little Debbie snack.)
New shoes have been purchased. (Though Tommy claims his squeezes his feet.) (Even though HE PICKED THEM OUT!)
I am so ready for some quiet. It’s been a long summer. The kids have been constantly fighting over MY iPod Touch. (Anyone have an extra they don’t want?) They’ve been destroying my clean house. THEY ATE MY LAST TWIX BAR!
It’s time for the routine to return. I will miss them, don’t get me wrong, but it will be nice to leave a clean living room and then return to it still being clean.
If I want to play Words with Friends on MY iPod Touch...I can!
And no more Nick Jr on the TV. If I had to listen to The Fresh Beat Band sing that damn reach for the stars song one more time, I might have lost it.