Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dear Summer, Don't Go....

Tomorrow, I have my first meeting for department heads.  Tuesday night, an hour meeting for foreign language leadership in the district.  Wednesday, training to return as the new Peer Assistance and Leadership teacher at my school (can't wait--taught it years ago).  Thursday, it's back full time. 

The summer is gone.  I'm not ready. 

Sure, the heat and the sweatiness will stick around (hi, we live in Texas), but the long days with my girls and extra family time are gone.  I have absolutely LOVED being a stay at home mom this summer.  Those are words I never thought I would hear.  I have been cleaning, cooking, mowing the grass, decorating the house, having adventures with the kids, and doing extra things around the house to help my husband.  Tonight, I just finished my job as "props and backstage mom" for Maggie's major production at the Plano Children's Theatre.  This was a two week intensive camp with six performances--we're whooped! 

Once school starts back, it'll be hectic around here.  Gone are our leisurely mornings where I tell the kids they can't come in my room until 9am (they get up before 7 and play quietly in the toy closet in Sissy's room together) then we all snuggle.  Gone are extended visitation with the big girls, with them having started school back last Wednesday up in Oklahoma.  We're back to just weekends now.  Gone is the ease of walking upstairs in the middle of the day to kiss my husband while he's working at his home office. 

I think it's surprised me how much I really did enjoy being so "domestic" here at the house.  Cooking?  Not my thing.  Making the bed on a regular basis?  Really, is anyone going to see it, come on.  Mowing the grass?  Man's job.  NOPE.  I have been doing it all and finding pleasure in taking care of my family in this way.  I've found several new recipes (BLESS YOU PINTEREST) that most of my family will eat.  It's hit or miss if we can get Katie to eat it, that picky little stinker. 

So, now it's time to find that balance between mom/teacher/wife/me.  I'll be ready for the students and the new school year eventually.  For now, I'm mourning the end of this terrific summer. 

9 comments:

Maria Macdonnell said...

Hi Jenny! I used to follow your blog a long time ago, and then when my laptop crashed, I lost all my favourite websites. I just now found you again, and am so happy to read all your wonderful news! Congratulations on your Marriage. Your girls are getting so big now! Wishing you all the very best.

Maria

Lyndsay W said...

Sounds like a great summer!

And yes - thank goodness for Pinterest, the source of 99% of my recipes and crafy ideas.

Good luck back at work!

Sarah said...

My kids went back to school three weeks ago. Summer went by so fast! I hope it's a great school year for everyone!

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timi68 said...

hi Jenny! been here many times looking for a new update. Hope you're just too busy with your new family and everything's ok! thought of you and sweet Allie all of September. I miss your posts :(

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Tracy said...

I miss your posts.....

TPPmommyof3 said...

Hey busy lady!!! Come back!! Your blog and crazy (read: super awesome and spiffy) readers miss you!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, If your done with your blog, please let us know since we have been following you for many years now. God bless