It's hard to believe really, but summer holidays are almost over here. On Tuesday morning two will board the bus for high school, and four for grade school. Then on Wednesday the seventh one will climb aboard the bus for her first day of school. My euphoria/boo hoo pendulum swings back and forth wildly, but most mostly on the euphoria side. For the first time in a very very long time, I will have two days where I am home ALONE. All. By. Myself! Screeeee! I am so excited about that part I can hardly contain myself. Yes, I will miss my children, but to be able to sit down and not have to get up thirty seconds later to referee yet another situation, is ridiculously exciting to me. I will be working in the studio/office one day a week, but the rest of the days are mine. All mine -- even with Peanut home -- to do with as I please. First off my house is going to be so clean, it's not going to know what hit it. Then I'm going to tackle all those started, not started, and/or I'm dreaming about starting projects that have been sitting on the back burner for months -- er, years. After that, we'll see. There are books to read, items to knit, crochet, or sew, years of scrapbooking to catch up on... I will so NOT be bored.
So, yes, I confess. I am counting down. I will be happy to see my kids when they arrive home again and just might even have a special snack for them on their first day home. How about you? If you have children to going to school, do you look forward to them going back to school, or do you dread it as I have in other years?