Although I thought that my life was ending sending my youngest off to Kindergarten I have some news...
I'm Still A Mom!!!!
"For real, I'm not kidding" (as Abigail says) No one came knocking of the door on that first day of school and took my mommy liscence. And I was actually shocked!
Yes, those two girls are gone from our home for too too many hours each day. And yes, I'd still rather have a baby on my hip. And yes still, I get a knot in my throat every single morning saying goodbye to both of them.
They come home. Along with backpacks waiting to be emptied. Homework needs help. Viola practice sitting with them is x2 now that Abigail has started. Dinner still needs to be made. Laundry done. Cooking more. Ironing Scott shirts, and on and on and on.
I have not for one second thought, "what should I do with all of this time?"
And ya know what? I didn't think I would. I'm a busy bee (as Scott says) and this time when they're in school just allows me just a tad more time to get it all done. I love more than anything in the world being Scott's wife and Anna and Abigail's mom. I am so grateful that my life revolves still around that. Oh how I love taking care of my three favorite people. (glasses cover up all the wrinkles... need a hat to cover up the roots that need to get done)
By the time I grocery shop, and cook and clean, it's time to go get my girls. And that... that makes me happy.
I pulled Anna out of school this week during her lunch and recess hour. We had a picnic outside and it was wonderful. (thanks Cindy for always sharing your picnic during the school day ideas) (PS ~ Pictures tell a thousand words... Anna doesn't usually look this happy and relaxed. I can usually see her daily anxiety in every picture.. not this one!)