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On August 6th, I will driving up to my son’s school with a smile on my face and saying “good morning” to every parent that I see. I can imagine that all parents will be exchanging knowing glances and big smiles at one another and I am sure that some of them will be fist pumping once we walk away from their children’s classes after meeting their teachers. As we drive away, many of us will release a sigh of release that summer vacation is over and we now have a couple of hours to ourselves before we pick them up.
This past month, I have missed having lunch with my friends, my weekly massages and being able to shop ALONE! I have longed for being able to relax after the gym, getting into the jacuzzi without my son splashing water and screaming, “Mom, look what I can do” as he performs varies tricks in the water. Just to have a quiet house for a couple of hours is a dream come true. What I am not looking forward to is waking up early but hey, it is give and take, right?
So, this Sunday as I iron my son’s clothes for the week, ensure that he has his backpack ready with new supplies and sitting at the front door and get him to bed by 9, I will be anticipating the hours until I drop him off for his first day in 4th grade and I know that I will join some of the other parents in a little fist pump and a couple of high fives as we celebrate the first day of school for our children and a couple of hours of “me” time for ourselves.