Summer break is over, and school starts for my 5th grader tomorrow-whomp, whomp. :(
As a work from home mom, I spend EVERY DAY with my children, or do I?
As summer started coming to an end, I realized, that even though we were in each other’s presence every day, we weren’t WITH each other.
Over the Summer, we took several road trips together that were 1000’s of miles away to play baseball in South Carolina and Florida, but even then, we weren’t together in the undivided attention, together kind of way. We always had friends, brothers, team mates, other parents and who knows who, with us.
I finally took “a day off” a few weeks ago and spent the day WITH my youngest son! I don’t know the last time we did that! We started the day at a friend’s house visiting her brand new puppies! Two Maltipoo brothers, Bandit and Bear. TOTES ADORBS!
We then went to get ALL of his school supplies, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, it was stress-free and dare I say, FUN!?
After we finished up the task of going to Staples, Office Max, Michael's and Wal Mart for supplies, he got to pick wherever he wanted to go for lunch. Olive Garden it was for spaghetti and meatballs!
We had a great day together and I hope we get to do it again soon. I think he enjoyed having his “Momma” all to himself as much as I enjoyed having him all to myself!
When we got home, we spread out our "haul" to see what we had, and I have to say-this is the first year that my son has been excited to start school.
He will be going to an intermediate school with kids from other elementary schools in the district and they will change classes and he will even have a locker this year! Woo Hoo! He is excited about this new adventure and I am ready to get back into a routine...that is until Thanksgiving break!
My name is Dawn McKee. I live in Royse City, Tx with my husband, Billy; 2 boys, Grant (away at college) and Grayson, who is almost 11; and our 13 year old Labrador, Jewel. I've never passed an Estate Sale I didn't break for, and I HAVE to have my morning coffee...ALL DAY!!