As we send our children back to school this week a few things will happen. At first, we will feel like the summer went way too fast and we didn’t do as much as we wanted with our kids. We didn’t get to go to the waterpark, we didn't get to go putt putt, we didn’t get to have as many play dates and sleep overs and the list goes on and on. But what we can remember is the things that we DID do. We did get to laugh and spend time together and those are the things that matter the most. So don’t beat yourself up, they still had a great summer!
Once they’re off to school and we feel a little sad, you will then have that feeling of relief. The relief of them learning something. After all, all the “reading time” and “workbooks” that you planned on doing all summer still have empty pages in them. So at least they’re learning something today!
A few days from now, you will have a clean house and feel a little more relaxed after the routine starts to kick in. Once you feel comfortable with your routine, it’ll be time for Thanksgiving and Christmas break… then it starts all over again!
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Note: These are my girls, Emmie & Lillie. My son starts the following day for kindergarten!