"Twas the Night Before School Starts


Twas the night before school starts
And I. Can’t. Even.
Contain my excitement
Because they’re all finally LEAVIN’!

Lunch boxes, backpacks, and shoes by the door
Filling summer days with fun my job is no more

They’re all finally in bed- bathed, brushed, and sleepy
While I’m over here feeling anything but weepy

Mom is so ready to finally get peace
The messes, the meals, they’re about to just cease

We boated, we swam, we drove and took trips
We’ve milk-shaked, and grilled and ate our body weight in chips

Summer was full of fun, pools, and sun
But now I just need it to really  be done

It’s time for some structure, some routine and some math
and for mom to relax in a nice quiet bath

When the alarm strikes tomorrow, the kids they must go
There’s history and science and lessons to know

Of course I will miss all these kids and the happy
I will try not to think about memories and be sappy

Instead I will grin because summer, that’s a wrap
And now I can finally relax and take a NAP.

So off you go kids, and have a great day
We both need this break, until roughly next May!

End of Summer Thoughts




1. Our body clocks are completely screwed. Yesterday we ate lunch at 3:30.

2. All 4 kids need haircuts so badly they look like the Beatles circa 1968.

3. I am done replacing goggles, empty sunscreen bottles, dive toys, and towels.  Last few weeks of summer the theme is “Castaway,” as in, you get water to play with and nothing else. 

4. Nobody has done any summer required reading, but I swear they are killing it at mining stone, iron, coal, gold, and diamond. 

5. The. Food. Is. Gone. All of it. All the time.

6. There is Halloween stuff on sale at the craft store. Excuse me while I go light some more sparklers and make a flag cake. 

7. Kids home all day go through a helluva lot of toilet paper. See #5.

8. I’m so desperate to be by myself, lay back, and relax, I’m considering having a root canal.

9. I have enjoyed the laziness and having no schedule way too much this summer. But……

10. If I don’t get back into some sort of get up and start our day schedule soon I may end up working the night shift at the local convenient store. Hey, there’s my alone time!