Can the Bus Come Early?


Moms seem to be in two camps when it comes to sending the kids back to school.

The first camp laments the end of summer. They post loving messages on Facebook about how much they will miss their precious ones once they leave for school. No more sleeping in. No more lazy walks and late night ice cream runs. No more snuggles in the middle of the day.

The second camp celebrates the end of summer. They post pictures of their kids getting on the bus while the parents happily wave goodbye. No more crazy routines. No more children hanging on them all day long. No more kids wrestling, arguing and bickering at lunchtime.

While no group is wrong, I certainly fall into the second camp. I love my boys as much as parents who will miss their kids. But I also desperately need to have my own space and be my own person during the day. For me, school couldn’t come soon enough!

Are you excited for school to begin again?



  1. I already have my daily routine mapped out once they start school! It includes soooo much me time and exercising-distraction free! I can’t even jog unless my husband is home to watch my son! I can drop him at bus and Go now! But will miss him!

    1. That’s a great point. There is more freedom when the kids are home… well, as a family. I haven’t been able to get some stuff done for the house because the kiddos have been home — but they’re in 1st Grade and Pre-K. I think it would be different if they were older.

  2. I have a bit of a jekyll and hyde thing going on about this return to school time of year. Regardless of my feelings september always seems to show up and so it begins. Always a season for everything. 🙂 visiting via your great friday flash blog hop

  3. I was sad that summer went by so quick but I am so happy to have a few hours to myself to get things done! I didn’t realize how much I missed the quiet of an empty house.

    We still make a late night ice cream run on the weekends and I do miss sleeping until 9:30 😉

  4. I always felt guilty when I was glad for school to start again. Like I was a bad mom.
    Now, I am just indeifferent, since my girls are both grown. But now I have a grand, and I want to hug her 24/7!! And sometimes she wants that, nay INSISTS on that too! Then I remember, a little separation is ok.

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