Monday, August 30, 2010

I've got the 'Back to School Blues'....

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I always get a little melancholy.  I mean, even before I had kids that actually had to catch a school bus.  It's the Back to School blues!  I guess maybe it is a throw back to the time when I was younger and I always dreaded going back to school?  I remember being nervously excited the night before school... my mom sent us to bed early (it was still light out!) and repeatedly told us to go to sleep.  But we were too giggly and wound up to care.  I remember selecting a nice dress to wear on the first day of school.  I don't know why, but I always had to wear a dress on the first day of school when I was in elementary school.  I guess times have sure changed!

Both of my kids are truly excited to go and we have just one week of summer left.  It seems I'm more anxious than they are!  So what's a girl to do?

I think we'll finish with the back to school prep around here.  This week, I'll focus on going through my son's dresser and taking out anything that he outgrew so that we have room for the new school clothes that we bought him recently.  I also think that a little hair care is necessary, and my daughter has been begging for a new hair cut, so we'll both do that.  Consider that retail therapy for me. 

Later this week, we'll meet the kids' teachers and haul in the bounty of that back to school supply list.  So I'll finally get some room back from having to store all those Kleenex boxes and Ziplock bags.

This year, Fall means big changes for me and the kids.  My oldest will be a 4th grader and my youngest will start his school journey in Kindergarten.  I'll be left home with an empty nest of sorts and a huge to-do list around the house!  I've got some wayward projects to finish in most cases and am looking toward trying to find a part-time job at the very least sometime later this Fall after not working for several years.  Maybe it isn't a case of back to school blues for me this year.  Maybe it is really back to work blues?

Moms:  Do you get the Back to School blues?  Let me know I'm not alone!
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