This post by Jennifer Flaten
The kids returned to school today. I know most parents celebrate that day, seeing it as an end to lazy summer days. Those lazy summer days are exactly why I am sad that it is the first day of school.
I love sleeping in, and by sleeping in I mean anything past 6a, we don’t do it enough! The kids had summer school, plus I go into the office 2x a week. Oh and don’t forget the cats! Their tummies are set to 6a, and if you aren’t up promptly at 6 scooping out the food there is hell to pay. So there were really just a few days we stayed in bed past 6.
During school my day is so structured get everyone off to work or school and go to work myself either at the office, at the home office or running that huge list of errands (I mean really how can we need that much food AGAIN).
Summer, well we have things scheduled (like drama class) but not quite as rigidly as during the school year. The worst part about school is the staggered pick up times that occur when the kids have after school activities nothing like going to the school/s at 3, 4, and 5p.
Although, I did enjoy my walk today. I try to walk every single day, both Ginger and I need it. During the summer it can be hard to use the walk as meditation time because I am either hurrying because someone needs to be picked up, or it’s too hot and sweaty (this occurred waaaay to much this summer). Today was perfect! A gorgeous late summer day. I could take as long a walk as I wanted. The neighborhood was so quiet.
If you’re a parent do you love back to school time?
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