Thursday, January 5, 2012

Back to School

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.

Seriously. 

12 comments :

Maddy said...

You're right. It's crazy, noisy, chaos when everyone is home, but it's dreadful when they all go back. Everyone seems to be growing up so quickly and time is whizzing by.

Tamar SB said...

Wow! What a long vacation! We started ours on the friday before Christmas and came back Tuesday! I;m envious of you right now!

Jo's Corner said...

You're such a great Mom, Renee! You have developed a "friend" relationship with your children, along with the usual "Mommy" relationship. That will help all of you as you journey through those oh so difficult teen years. It's a mutual adoration, as evidenced in your writing and all of the photos. You all LIKE each other and thats a huge thing in a family! My Mom was the same way with us. She was a young Mama and we always thought she was "cool", as did all of our friends. And, she is STILL my Best Friend! Keep doing what you're doing! Your blog is my "go to" place when I need a dose of love! Hugs ~ Jo

Mundanemomma said...

My kids' favourite Lady Gaga joke: How do you wake up Lady Gaga? Poker Face. Get it?? Yeah, I know, it's a groaner!

Notsopc said...

So many parents clapped and whistle when it's time to go back to school.. So nice to hear a mom say they miss their kids.. Your kids must be blessed.. We will all rally around you when Frank has to deploy again..

Lori said...

Clapping for YOU Renee. Love this post. My greatest gift has been being able to stay at home with me girls and I have loved every.single.second of the coloring, tv watching, rough housing--just being with them. It's so nice to hear someone else echo my sentiments. Just yesterday an acquaintance on FB was giving HUGE thanks that school was back in session. I've never understood that attitude: I adore my girls and enjoy them far more than 90% of the adults I know.
They are now in second year college (and living on campus boo hoo) and grade ten, so those moments
happen less often, but when they do they are all the more precious.
Here's to moms who truly enjoy their kids all the time.

Suzetta said...

I agree completely! Said something very similar myself when ours started back on Tuesday.

ourjoyfulljourney said...

Awwwww! I agree!!! :)

Lynn said...

Stopping by to let you know I'm still here praying!
Psalms 59:16-17 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
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Holly Aytes said...

We go back to school on Monday and I am torn...I know the kids are ready to see their friends but I am not ready for the early mornings, late nights of homework, packing lunches, picking out clothes, etc. I also feel like Caleb didn't really get to have a break as he spent the whole thing recovering from his tonsil/adenoid surgery. He hasn't really gotten to play b/c he hasn't felt like it! I too love the eating bad things just because, snuggling and watching movies and just being with them. Though it does mean closer to Matt leaving :(

mylittlewarriorprincess said...

Here in Canada, my youngest returns to school on Monday but my eldest who is in the private system gets all of next week off as well! It's hard when they go back ... hard to get back into the routine too!

Amy said...

HOMESCHOOL and that could be your life all year. <3