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Hi there! I'm a mom of 3 boys and happily married to my husband for the past 13 yrs! I work full time and try and take care of everything home related as well- basically I'm tired and loving life! I love to try new things- especially cooking! I love the outdoors, music, old movies, church, and my family!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Where Summer ends and chaos begins

I don't know about you but my calendar is filling up fast and I'm trying not to pull all my hair out in the process. This can only mean one of two things... it's not the holidays yet so it must be BACK to SCHOOL!

I work full time so my kids don't really get a "summer" but we do try and take them to some places when we can and give us adults a little taste of vacation while we're at it. With that said, it's not a huge transition but man... just looking @ my calendar I'm tired.

My oldest is starting Junior High (that makes me feel old), middle one will be in 2nd grade, and the baby will be in pre-k! STOP GROWING- It means I'm getting old and I don't think that's possible. One of the things I LOVE about our amazing school district is that we can pre-order the school supplies so I didn't have that crazy shopping trip, thank you very much. My mom, oldest sister, and niece took my tween school shopping while he was visiting them so that was another check off my list without having to do anything either (this is making me look like I haven't had to do anything :/ ) But now the end is near and we started football, scouts, back to school/meet the teacher nights, schedule pick ups, and looking on Pinterest on how to survive packing lunches and which first day of school sign to print off.

I believe my husband's exact text to me this morning was," no more calendar updates, mercy please." HAHAHA, we've been married for 12 years.. he should know I show no mercy. ;)

My fellow mom,
              I feel your pain, hear your tender cries of help, and I see your SOS signal when you look at me in the store. This to shall pass.. and we will look back at these days and say, "I do not miss that." We will however miss the first day of school, how excited the kids were to meet the teachers and see who is in their class. What clothes they want to wear and making sure their hair is just right. How we secretly tear up in the car after we drop them off and they have grown to old to wave goodbye. The first game of the season and the last. It is hard to watch them stumble as they grow and learn to be "adults" but, I've never been more proud as I see them become who they are and figure out who/what they want to be. My children are people and as they grow older they demand the respect they give me. Life gets crazy and our hair gets thinner, but we wouldn't trade it for anything. God has given us the gift of love in our lives when he gave us children. We (I personally) need to find those little bits of love in everyday and cherish them, because this to shall pass and we will look back on that day and say, "I MISS THAT."

From my Chaos to yours-Happy Back to School everyone!

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