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?