My SIL and I were talking today about whether we should be categorized under "Good Moms" or "Bad Moms" because we are eagerly anticipating the start of school. In 19 days.
While we were on the phone I could overhear her twins in the background and she heard shouting by my six-year-old and my soon-to-be 4th grade son shooting Nerf guns with a friend, sounding an awful lot like elephants about to bust through the ceiling.
Our soon-to-be 1 year-old-dog, not to be outdone, decided to pee on the living room carpet out of sheer excitement about two boys bounding around like elephants.
We came to this realization:
- When we weren't mothers, we were awfully unfair to those moms who celebrated when school started.
- That boys are harder on furniture, but girls never stop talking.
- Wasn't it after we had children, that we discovered gray hairs?
So we're both trying to hang in there, knowing that routine is good for all of us. Especially us moms.