Monday, September 11, 2006

Back to THIS?

This back-to-school business is hitting me hard all of a sudden. I feel like I've been thrown violently out of a summer of comparative leisure and relaxation--or anyway, as much of that as can be expected while trying to keep a couple of kids from being TOO bored--to the fast lane of Brownies, open houses, emails to the teacher, after school activities, packing non-boring yet nutritious lunches, and trying to instill good homework habits in Sister so that she doesn't take 2 hours to do 30 minutes' worth of homework. How did this happen? And did I REALLY believe that once Sister was back in school I would somehow miraculously have time to start going to the gym regularly like I've been promising myself I'd do?

Yeah, right.

9 comments:

Brony said...

Time to start doing things – boy I too was looking forward to that. Somehow I do was mistaken.

I also seem to fear our evenings. September and we are already double booking. How does that happen?

I thought that since I started to stay at home things would seem calmer, but I have just found other things to do.

Suzanne said...

Gym membership? Exercise? I think I vaguely recollect what those entail. Kind of.

Manhattan Mama said...

And I thought the Rabbit going to scool would leave me long leisurely days to work. And all I've been doing is pacing the house like a caged tiger. Can empty nest hit this early?

Nikkie said...

Going back to school isn't only a pain for the kids, but its an even bigger pain for the parents I say!

"Grandi" said...

"They" told me that when the kids went to school I would have more time. Then "they" told me when my kids went to college I would have more time. Then "they" told me when my kids were grown and gone I would have more time. THEY . LIED !!!
I swear I'm as busy today as I was all those years ago as a stay at home mom and kid hauler!! Part of my busyness now, I have to admit, is the committments I have made myself - the gym, my ceramics class, church choir, teaching sunday school (lotsa prep!) and on and on!! HA!!
I hope you can carve out a bit of time for yourself here and there!! As time goes on you won't be less busy, but you will get to choose some of the activities for yourself!

Sugarmama said...

I always love your perspective, Grandi, because you give me a glimpse of what it is I get to look forward to. THAT kind of busyness I probably won't mind when the time comes. At least, I don't think I'll mind...

Mommygoth said...

If it makes you feel any better, I haven't made it to the gym in weeks. :->

Mama D said...

Yeah. I'm going to pretend that didn't depress me. I keep saying, once my kid(s) are in school I'll have more 'me' time.

I'm sure you'll get into the groove soon!

Dawn said...

Yeah. Us too. It has been mighty sucky.