OK~ Today I was in a major discount store and I did see a ton of school supplies and it made me realize how happy I am that I no longer have a child attending school. The school supply section looks lovely, but you know what? It's very overwhelming. There were kids and parents looking at the school supply lists and of course, there were words flying between parent and child. The parent wanted to go strictly by the supply list that the school put out and the child wanted other things. So... what's a parent to do? I'm thinking many did what Amy of 4th Frog did!
Anyway...... My point being. Back to school time is a very stressful time for families. Here are the three reasons why I am doing the back to school happy dance this year!
1. I do not have to worry about planning any family vacations around the school calendar. That is a HUGE relief for our family!
2. I do not have to think twice before I purchase "that" back pack. For whatever reason, back packs were always a stressful purchase. I often went back and bought an extra one when they went on clearance after school started. It never failed, within the first two months, a pocket would break or a zipper would bust!
3. My own personal sleep schedule is not impacted. I can get up on my time and nobody else's. If I'm working on a project during the school day, I can continue onward. There is no need to watch the clock to cart kids around after school.
Now, don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed those days of carting kids around, as it was a fun time in our lives. But.... I will confess, there's something to be said about a Mom's ability to actually find herself and build a business. Once the school duties of PTO meetings and like ended, I was able to focus on me. Call me selfish or what, but this Mom is one happy Mom!
So, tell me! How will the new school year impact your life as a Mom? I'd love to hear about it! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?