School starts tomorrow!
I know. Some people are probably like, “Okay lady, we get it. You want to shove your poor kids out of the house.”
Because yes, I’ve come across blogs or comments that basically state that some folks don’t understand why parents are excited to send their kids off to school.
I’ll tell you why: I enjoy my peace. I enjoy my quiet. I ENJOY MY SPACE.
I have very, erm, spirited children. They rarely sit and watch TV quietly. They want to go. And create. And go. And create. My living room table is usually covered with Play-Doh.
So yes, it annoys me when I get a snide remark like, “How can you want your kids gone? I’m so empty when mine leave.”
That’s great. For YOU. I was an only child. I was used to my peace. And quiet. So when I don’t get this for months at a time, I tend to get crankier. I don’t want to be a Cranky Mom.
School is a healthy way for my children and I to get some space from each other.
And I don’t feel the least bit guilty for saying that I cherish my peace.