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School Starts For Them & “Me” Time Starts For Us

Parenting / Single Mommy Stuff / August 2, 2012

School starts in four days and I am beginning to feel a little giddy. Although my son goes to a year round school and only gets a month off instead of two and a half, I am just as wore out as the moms who have been trying to keep their children busy all summer.  As the mother of one, there is no one else to play with.  Iam the playmate.  I have to pretend that I am some sort of Pokemon or one of Sonic’s friends. I have my own account on Toontown and Club Penguin, so I can be on my laptop while he is on his so we can interact on the sites.  I have also been summer school teacher, checking workbooks and book reports , lifeguard and chaperon.  I can go on and on, with all the things that I am sure many of you mothers can relate to.

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.


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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5 Comments

on August 2, 2012

An Interesting Blog..I can also related. However, when you guys were growing up..teachers did their jobs..most of the summer I let you guys rest and enjoy yourself during the summer break..since it was four of you plus your friends…I always had a house full of kids and noise..About a week before school started it was uniform shopping and new shoes,,very easy on the budget..what I didn't miss during the summer was the higher grocery bill…As a teacher..I never got a break from children,,,maybe a Teacher Mom..would like to add their experiences…LOL!

on August 2, 2012

I think parents everywhere in the country give a high-five when their kids go back to school. And although most kids wouldn't admit it, many of them are ready to return to school.

    on August 3, 2012

    My son is ready for school!

on August 2, 2012

I wont lie. I laughed hard at he fist pump comment… I'll be right there dancing too 😉

    on August 3, 2012

    LOl!!



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