Monday, August 18, 2008

You Eat What You Type or The Obligatory First Day of School Blog



Last night I started to type out this blog about how I was so excited about the boys starting school today.

I waxed all poetic-like about how I was being so selfless for not being depressed. I went on and on about how I was doing such an amazing favor to my children by making this whole experience all about them, instead of all about me.

Gee, what a good mother I am, I raved, teaching my kids how to focus on the present and not get caught up in the past or be intimidated by what the future holds. I gushed about how my kids were going to excel from here on out thanks to my fantastic attitude this morning on this very first day of school.

And then I went to bed. Shut my laptop, climbed the stairs and fell right to sleep.

Did I pack their backpacks full of all the brand new school supplies they needed for today? No.

Did I reread the drop-off instructions so I wouldn't have to search for them the next morning? Nah.

Did I bake the muffins and make the orange juice they requested for their first day breakfast? Nope.

Did I at least go to bed early, so waking up @ 5:45 AM to do all the above things wouldn't be so difficult? Of course not! After all it was midnight and dangit, I was tired!

Wow, I am good. Definitely, completely, selfless. So not 'all about me'.

I was so proud of me of my kids that I didn't even cry. Well, at least not until I got home and realized I was all out of laundry detergent.


We still love our mommy, regardless of how much she loves herself...

5 comments:

babybloomr said...

No, no-- that's not narcissism, that's just called finding your rhythm; it takes a while!

(That's the story I'm sticking to. Meanwhile, two kids and ten years of school later, I'm still trying to find mine... http://babybloomr.com/?p=248)

Trust me on this one though-- mornings alone = AWESOME.

Mandy said...

what do you think is my number one reason for wanting to home school? not wanting to get up early! that's right. because it's all about me!

Brooke said...

You get used to it after a while. I am still trying to get back into it and its already the 2nd week. Hope they (and you) had a great day!

meg said...

they look fine...sans muffins and juice...and i bet they won't remember any of this. until they are crying on some kairos somewhere about how their mom never kept her promises.

im kidding em. you are a wonderful mom. the muffins would have just made them sick anyway. right?

Dusty Brown: said...

Welcome to the club of procrastination. That's coming from the President, herself.I am rarely prepared before, oh, sya 30 minutes prior to leaving. It is ok. I still manage to amke it most places on time. I might come in the door like Kramer, startled and bewildered, but I usually make it on time.