Friday, August 19, 2011

When Does School Start?!?

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. 


  1. Amen! To all of it!

    P.S. That dog has the sweetest face EVER.

  2. I have a love-hate relationship with the start of school...I realize how fast the summer has gone, but how good it is to start another season!

  3. School starts on the 6th! And they asked me to teach 4 Year olds! I love that dog face

  4. Seriously, that puppy is just the cutest thing ever.

    I don't think anticipating the school year makes anyone a bad mom :)

  5. Yes, school started the first week of August here in the deep south. Too early for me. Now that I am getting into the routine, I suppose I can see some advantages.... :)

    That dog is too comical! Cute!

  6. When i was a little girl, i just couldn´t wait to go back to school...i was a little nerd since the childroom....kkkkk...
    Kisses and God bless you!


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