04 January 2010

The Party Is Over

Today is the kids first day back at school. As I watched them finally get out the door I was reminded of the love/hate relationship I have with school.

I love that if planned on the right day at the right time I can go to lunch with only one child tagging along. In fact, today is one of those days and I can't wait!

I hate trying to figure out what to put in the boy's lunch box. However, he usually comes home with 98% of the lunch I send him to school with so if he isn't eating it, why am I agonizing over it?

I love that if I clean my kitchen in the morning it will stay clean until about 3 o'clock. Not that I do clean my kitchen every morning, it's just nice to know that I could.

I hate trying to get the boys to choke down breakfast so I can get them where they need to go on time. I felt downright mean this morning when I told Kai he couldn't have anymore pancakes because he still had to get dressed. Of course that changed when he told me he had eaten 8 of them. What kind of a 35 pound kid can eat 8 pancakes?!

I love that if I give the Dave a glass of milk and put him in front of Super Why I have a good 30 minutes of uninterrupted knitting time.

I hate homework. I didn't like homework as a kid and as I have gotten older and more mature my feelings for homework have remain unchanged.

Most of all I love the quiet. In fact, I'll put up with the morning rush and all the other frustrations for just a little bit of quiet.


Sparklebot said...

If I were there, we could go to lunch every day!

Des said...

I'm ready for one of those lunch days!

Kristin said...

Amen to every thing you said. . except my kids have a really mean mom because I never give them pancakes on a school morning. Toaster waffles, yes. . . if they are really, really lucky.

Rachel said...

Ah, the joys of being a Mom. There's nothing better than the sound of silence.