Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to Real Life

It's SO hard to get back into daily life after a vacation!  I so don't want to deal with the laundry and the dishes and the bills after such a care free week!

The girls start school a week from today!  I can't believe that the summer has flown by so quickly.  We have to shop for their school supplies this week....we were able to get school shoes on Saturday.  This time of year is always so expensive!

This will be an exciting year!  Mike will be graduating from the 2 year college he is attending and applying into another college to finish his degree.  Andrew will be graduating from high school and Sarah will be graduating from 8th grade.  (June will be an extra crazy month in 2013!)

I have to say that I am not looking forward to having the crazy morning rush to get everyone ready and out the door for school.  Luke is going to be devastated when all his playmates are only available after 2:30.  It will be a tough adjustment for him.

We had a really good summer overall.  As summers come to an end, I always feel some sadness and regret that I didn't do more with them.  Did I connect with them enough?  Did they feel loved enough?

Those feelings are even more intense as we sit on the edge of our teenagers getting ready to step out on their own.  The moment has been delayed briefly because Mike chose a commuter college for the first two years, but we don't know where he will end up after this year or where Andrew will go.  Since Jon's a junior this year, his time living home full time may be coming to an end quickly as well.

I'm SO not ready for this stage!

Trying to keep everything in perspective and living in the moment each day and enjoying where everyone is right now isn't always easy!

Deep Breath.  One day at a time.

Now time to work on that laundry!