The First Day of School

And they’re off!

Both of them.

In school.


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When Ethan was given afternoon Kindergarten last year, I started counting down until I would have the mornings free.

To myself.

And that day has finally arrived!

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Don’t get me wrong. I will miss my kids while they are in school. But this momma needs a little break after the summer. This summer was go, go, go! We had so many trips and I worked a lot this summer. And then there was that bout of vertigo I had to fight. I feel like we didn’t get a chance to breathe this summer.

Now that school is starting back up, I will have a moment to breathe.

Even if it is short lived. Once the baseball schedules and school calendars roll in, it will be go, go, go again.


Last year, my husband started the tradition of staying home for the first day of school. I don’t know who’s more sentimental about the kids, me or him. But it’s nice to not have to do the first drop off alone. But this year? This year, we kept joking about how it would be like that episode of the Cosby Show.

And it was! We dropped them both off, did some quick errands, grabbed breakfast, and it was only 9:30 when we walked through the door.

And it was quiet.

And it was nice.

It’s a little eerie being in the house without the sounds of boys. The jumping. The wrestling. The screaming. The crying. The noises that we have become accustomed to. The sounds we only really react to when it has gone on for too long.

As much as those sounds drive me crazy at times, I am enjoying the quiet. The stillness.

Until the chaos rolls on in through the door at 3:30.

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