Thursday, July 28, 2011

School Year

The new school year is almost upon us.The kids are getting excited.The stores are full of all the new clothes and supplies they will need.My daughter is bugging to go break me at the mall for new school pants.Kade is ignoring all my pleas of picking out all his stuff he will need(except his backpack).Jake is no is no longer waiting patiently for his turn to board that big yellow bus(or van as he calls it).He is ready to go to school.As for me, I am just ready for all the craziness the weeks before school starts to be over.I am ready for them to start.I love my kids being home for the summer but am always excited about the school year.

I miss the school year during the summer.I miss the one on one I have with Jake.Where we take our walks or just sit around watching cartoons and trying to teach him things.I miss our picture taking time where it is just the two of us.I mean I love that with all my kids but with Jake loving photography as much as me it is special between us.I love watching him learn all about the camera and watching him take the pictures.I miss the visits to the schools.Where I can watch my them put on their little plays or Mercedes' and all her school adventures.

But what I miss the most is waiting for them to come home at the end of the day excited to tell me about their days.Waiting for Kade to get off the bus and those moments he tells me about playing with his friends and what he learned.When Mercedes' gets home and tells me all the drama the seems to fill a teenagers life.Those few moments a day that belongs to only them and me.Where they are still excited to tell mom about their life.Yeah I miss that the most.

(This post is in response to the writing prompts at Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop)


  1. I'm looking forward to the telling of their days as well, but I am sad to see summer come to an end. We haven't done nearly all the things I wanted or planned on, but I will admit to being excited about buying school supplies. There's something about new backpacks, sharpened pencils, pointy crayons, and unopened packs of paper.

  2. I hope they're enjoying school :) The year came too fast.