Sob Sob Sob
That's me mourning the loss of my summer vacation. I am a high school theatre teacher and school starts Monday.
I. Am. Sad.....
No more staying up late working on my blog or surfing the net. No more sleeping in as late as I want because I stayed up too late.
No more watching movies after the kids go to bed (because I will have to go to bed the same time as the kids).
No more swimming first thing in the morning before the sun gets too hot.
No more leisurely breakfasts with the littles.
No more laying around in my pajamas and wrestling around with my kiddos in bed.
No more spending every waking minute with my four amazing, beautiful, extraordinary, wonderful children (and my really swell husband).
I know, I know, lots of parents are more than ready to send their kids back to school each year. And its not that I don't like my job or that my kids don't get on my nerves from time to time. But I just got two new babies. I'm not ready to be away from them yet. And I didn't have any of my kids from the very first moment of their lives. So I always feel a bit like I am trying to make up for lost time. I just can't bear to miss any more moments. I missed 9 months with Grace, 6 months with Haven, and 10 months each with JoJo and Manny. When you add them all up that is almost 3 years worth of missed moments.
So I need this summer vacation to be another 35 months long. And maybe then I will feel caught up.
But probably not.
I got the blues......
***The lovely photos are courtesy of Maureen Light Photography. She's our neighbor and friend and she took some amazing shots, don't you think!