I don't know about you, but when the school bus pulls away that first day of school, although I am sad to see the kids go back, I often liken it to New Year's Day.
Today 2/3 of my brood left on that big yellow bus. Tomorrow the last 1/3 heads off, too.
It's a new chapter. A time for goals to reset (or be thrown under the bus). And I finally find myself re-connecting with ME!
"Well, hello there!"
"Hey. Wow. It's been a long time."
"Yeah. So, how are you?"
"Hangin' in but MAN, you look like DEATH! Did you sleep AT ALL this summer?"
"So, what's your plan of attack today? Where are you going to start? What are you going to clean? Which closet will get organized first?"
"Are you nuts? This is my plan of attack..."
* Drink my coffee while it is still hot!
*Sit still for longer than 3.7 seconds!
*Start a cleaning project and actually FINISH IT!
*Watch finished cleaning project STAY finished for the WHOLE freaking day!
*Use the bathroom ANYTIME I want instead of crossing my legs until naptime!
*Read while using the bathroom...and what I read will not include the words, MONSTER TRUCKS, LIGHTENING McQUEEN or EVERYBODY POOPS!
*Talk on the phone with my feet up instead of making skid marks with my shoes as I chase an uncontrollable child running with scissors around the kitchen and flagrantly saying, "uh huh" and "Ohhh" when I really have no idea WHAT the person on the other end is talking about...who am I kidding, I am usually so distracted once the phone is on my ear, I don't even know WHO is on the other end.
*Take care of myself! This will include morning devotions and some time with God, a long walk (without a trike with a flat tire being dragged behind me) or exercise tape (it will be nice not to kick a small child in the head while doing Tae Bo), eating right and not just stale PB&J crusts and the squishy grapes no one wanted.
It's going to be a good year! I PROMISE MYSELF!
Bus is pulling up. Time to see how their day went! And they get a fully-refreshed, showered, pleasant, relaxed, focussed mom!
What will YOU resolve this school year?