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It’s back-to-school time: do you love the start of school or dread it?

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I thought that I would be so happy to see my kids go off to school. I dreamed about all of the things I would do with my free time. It was going to be glorious.

I can go shopping by myself again but I’m broke after all of the moving. Who is broke after all of the back to school shopping? There will be no shopping today for many of us. I did a u-turn in the Dollar Store parking lot. It’s the best I can do today.

When I dropped of the youngest kid at school, I drove around the block and parked across the street. There were no open spaces in the parking lot. All of the parents had the same idea – hovering and stalking their children.

It was my youngest kid’s first day at a brand new school. I wanted to make sure she didn’t get lost. I also wanted to see that she wasn’t a hot mess like me. I peeked in on her classroom. She was perfectly fine. No tears or anything. She did so much better at not crying than I did today.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

5 Comments

  1. windruffle – Santa Maria al Bagno, Salento – My name is Valentina, but I have been using the name windruffle for myself for some time now. I find it really conveys how affected by the wind I have always been. My birth chart (if you don't care for astrology, just skip to the next paragraph) is filled with air signs, and no earth at all. I am all thought and fire. I love to think, read, talk, understand and speculate. I have been reading cards since I was 16 and the time has come for me to put more energy into this passion of mine, which has accompanied me throughout my life.
    Billy says:

    Look at that smile!! Wonderful <3

  2. D. Wallace Peach – 30 Miles beyond the edge of civilization, Oregon – I'm an adventurer in writing, peering under rocks in my garden for secret magic. I can't stop writing. My stories want to explode from my head. They demand my attention and surge from my fingertips faster than I can put them to paper. I love what I do.
    D. Wallace Peach says:

    You started her off right and she’ll do fine. Happy back to school day!

  3. rgemom – Working my way, imperfectly, through the mothering of three children. Still figuring out who I am and what I want to be when I grow up. Mom, wife, shuttler, writer, wanna-be photographer, journal-er of life, runner, scrapbooker, volunteer, music-lover. Our oldest son was born 14 weeks too soon. Our daughter arrived 12 1/2 months later (8 days past my due date). Our youngest is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, PDD-NOS. I write about it all.
    rgemom says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with back-to-school. Sending you hugs…it’s harder on the momma most of the time.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      That may or may not be hilarious. (It’s totally hilarious.) 🙂

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