If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe
Oh, how true. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my son and look forward to our summers together. Because he is the only one home now, and DH is a work, we tend to have a lot of together time. We enjoy each other's company...most of the time. I cherish this time with him now because I do realize it is limited. He will be away at college or on his own in no time. But the reality is that too much of even a good thing is, just that, too much. About the second week of August our summer honeymoon seems to start wearing thin. He begins to test me, and I annoy him. He is ready to have his time away, even if it is at school. At least there he will have the sympathy of his friends who have annoying mothers as well.
So...it is about this time every year that I remember my favorite Staples...or was it Office Depot...commercial. You know, the one where the parent are gleefully filling the shopping cart with school supplies while "It's the most wonderful time of the year...." plays in the background...and they are followed by two very forlorn children. Love it!
On a more serious note, Jarek made it onto the bus this morning with no drama...his room was actually clean! No hundreds of tops and bottoms all over from the hurried morning fashion frenzy...he actually wore the outfit he laid out the night before! And he made his bed! Wow...does this mean he is growing up??? Maybe I should just appreciate it quietly so as not to jinx myself:) He only groaned a little when I insisted on walking to the bus stop to take a picture of the kids...I was not the only mother there. I just love looking back at the pictures from each year and seeing how they all have grown and changed. I promise I will not do it in High School...or at least if I do, I will sneak it :)
So, now what to do...what to do...no one to play chauffeur for, to worry about leaving home too long, plan activities for, etc. I think I am going to go craft...at least until 4. Then, I have to be at the bus stop again...have to get that "after" pic, but more importantly I have to take the M&M ice creams up...it is tradition. This is one tradition even Jarek is not ready to give up. I am sure I will not be met with groans as long as I have ice cream.
and ice cream makes everything better!