Well, Christmas Break is over, and I have to say, I'm sad about that. I miss my kids when they're not here... I miss laying around the living room and watching movies with Kassidy and Kameron. I miss all the crazy jokes Kameron tells me all the time. (By the way, did you know that Lady Gaga has a sister? Her name is Lady Googoo. Ha!) I miss Kennedy coming in to perform for us and then demanding that we, "CLAP!" I miss Keeghan talking. All. The. Time. (Maybe.) I miss Kellsey drawing on her magnadoodle and then patting me on the leg and saying, "MA!" and showing me her creation with pride... then erasing it and doing it all over again. I miss late bedtimes and late dinner times and late breakfasts and the riveting rendition of "Flat Stanley" that I'm right in the middle of with Kennedy and Keeghan... and watching Kameron play with his Lego ship that he worked so hard on building, and tucking Kennedy into bed in Kassidy's room for a "sleepover", and eating popcorn for dinner if we want, because "who cares, it's vacation!" I miss minimal doctor's appointments and no homework and not packing lunches or laying out school clothes. I miss not thinking about upcoming deployments and having Frank here to run to the store for milk and wrestle with the kids just to make them giggle. I miss taking 100 pictures just because I can because the kids are all here and around me. I miss dishes all over my table, toys all over my living room floor, and I miss noise. Lots and lots of noise.
School is overrated.