Thursday, August 21, 2008

Blogging Slump and Change

I've been in a blogging slump, I guess you could say. Hopefully I'm back for good this time!

Do you ever blog slump? I suppose it's good to take a break every once in a while.

We've also been busy with back to school shenanigans - clothes shopping, cleaning rooms, cleaning the house, school supplies shopping, orthodontist checkups, registration, school tours, etc etc.

And we've been busy with non back to school shenanigans like exercising (Yep, I'm still going), job hunting (looks like a temporary job is in order), family get-togethers etc etc.

I think I'm a little sad that it's time for school to start - which means the end of summer (and warm weather). When my kids were younger I couldn't wait for school to start so I could have some order again. But my kids have been gone a lot this summer and I haven't had enough time with them. (I never thought I'd hear myself say that one!). We haven't played enough games or had enough heart-to-heart talks.

'Tis life, I suppose. Time rolls forward and we make the best with what we have. We learn to welcome the change that comes with the seasonal winds and stop wishing our children were younger.

As mothers we hope for the best for our kids, don't we?! We hope our kids will do well in school. We hope they will be involved - and busy (so they will stay out of trouble). We hope they will want to come home and give us hugs. We hope they will drive safely!! We hope they will stay strong against peer-pressures and will make good friends. We hope they will develop talents and gain confidence in themselves. We hope we taught them well.

School starts Monday and then I will only have 4 years left until my youngest graduates. Connor starts high school this year. Ouch. He's learning to drive. Double ouch! He may go to his first homecoming or prom. OUCH!!

I will take a deep breath, say lots of prayers, give lots of hugs, and hope they have their best year yet! I will try to embrace these changes - but I make no promises!

Are you ready for school to start?


Jan said...

I have had only one to get ready for the past 2 years. It is so different now. She loves school and that makes it easier on us too. My boys didn't like school at all, so no fun there.

I have been in a slump of sorts. I get that Red. I hope you had fun camping. We won't be going to AZ now. He is able to fly home. That's okay though. We are getting a new king sized bed instead.

Glad to see a post from ya. If you want to get on the love train with a few of us, give me an email. It is to help out a friend. :)

Frumpy Luv said...

mixed emotions in our house - Ezrie starts preschool, which is 4x a week from 8 - 11:30, so its essentially like kindergarten - scary yet exciting.

I still don't really feel like I'm back in the blogging swing of things - it takes a while!!!! Glad you are baaaccckk!!

keep us posted on the job search and what not

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

Yeah, I have never even gotten into a blogging groove, I think yours is great. I can not believe how big Connor is now it astounds me and then I turn around and I have a 2nd grader, I cannot even believe it. But I guess I should get over that too. We have her all prepped or shall I say Hannah'd out for school and she can't wait to meet her new teacher. I on the other hand thing the schedule is so restricting.

Mother Goose said...

Hey Red, are you ok, or maybe it is just because you are nostalgic for your children? It is good to get away from being caught up in the blog world. It's good to take care of things that have been neglected and live a bit in the real world.

You may have to get a job, will it be a part time job or full time? I hope you will find something that you enjoy.

I so feel ya on the kid front. I have my oldest a senior this year and my first daughter starting high school and seminary.

This is a new and exciting time for your children but also for you. Embrace it!

da Bergs said...

Oh, you cute thing... I have missed you!!! So, glad you are back! School started here last week... it is weird. my 4th son is a sr. this year! My baby is in 7th grade... so so weird, they grow up way too fast!!! PS thanks for your sweet comment on my post!

wonder woman said...

My oldest starts pre-school this year and I really haven't had time to think about it. It's only 9-11 two days a week, so I see it more as time with only one kid instead of two.

I can't believe I have a kid in school. And before I know it he'll be in high school like Connor and I'll think, "What happened?"

I get into slumpy times, too. Totally normal. It's hard when life's so busy.


Carrie said...

Oh no! School is starting?!!! We've been having such a groovy summer and have completely lost track of time! Oh wait, now I remember why I've been hemorrhaging money every time I drive within 10 miles of the mall or Target.

McEwens said...

It is good to steap away from the computer at times, to deal with the eternal things of the world.

What kind of job are you looking at?

My baby is a junior... where did the time go! One left at home!

The Despain Gang said...

With the talk of starting school, I find myself so grateful that my baby is just that--still "my baby". I find some of his little fits annoying and frustrating but recently with friends and sisters mourning their loss of summer, I need to appreciate my little guy right now! Thanks for contributing to that self-reflection and appreciation for my little nonschooler! :)

Mechelle said...

When people usually talk about kids going to school I am SO SO SO grateful that I home school. I love just keeping my kids with me. But this year I am sending my 14 year old to high school. It is so hard. I know she will be fine, it is me that I am worried about. My baby. Out of the nest. M

Lisa said...

OMG! I just finished a new post on my blog and I sneak over here for a peek and you blooged about almost the same thing I did??! Thanx for giving me permission to have a blog slump--I am new to this and thought it was bad if I couldn't bring myself to blog all the time!! I homechool 1 child and send 2 off to public school. Each has its good and bad things--I just think that Mom's know what is right for each of their children. I love your posts--they inspire me to do good things--glad to see you are back!

Tammy said...

I LOVE year round school and will miss it dearly when we move, but it will be a good thing for the kids. They will like having the entire summer off. I will be crazy by the end of it, but there will be plenty of things to keep them all busy.

Anonymous said...

well...i thought i wasn't ready...but NOW i realize that i actually AM! both kids are in school now & i feel like i can get back to being myself for a while during the day. :) it kinda feels good!!!! :)

binders said...

Ah, now Jodester- you've got me feelin' a little guilty because I'm SOOO excited to send mine off and get some order around here! Oh, wait, you've already been through this phase and felt the same.

My baby Anna starts Kindergarten this year. She's so excited to be off to school with the 'big kids'. The twins NEED to be in school as they are getting on my last nerve.

And, I'm still feeling just a little bit sappy about how quickly the time is passing. I think *All* Moms get a little nostalgic in the fall, whether your kids are small or grown. It's a season of change regardless.

Scrappy Girl said...

I am not ready for school to start emotionally. I am not ready to let go of summer and of the kids...

I am excited for Wild Child and her first day of preschool. I also look forward to having a couple hours one on one time with Cutie Patootie!

BTW...I gave you an award over on my blog!

kitchenditcher said...

I NEVER wanted school to start. I always felt like I never had enough time with my kids and that school started too soon! I had a friend of mine once that had the funniest phone message on her phone. Every year at the start of school, she would put on the Christmas song....It's the most wonderful time of the year! Too funny. But I loved my kids at home!!

Doran & Jody said...

What's that song...? "Your gonna miss this". I have a daughter starting classes this week in college. This is not her first semester/trimester though. But I am excited for her.
I also called my oldest granddaughter this morning to wish her good luck. She starts 1st grade today.
I am excited for them, but for some reason excited that it is not my (the mom) responsibility for the homework. YES!!!

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