|Wait. How many field trips?? 8000?|
How is that mathematically possible??
I think it is actually impossible for someone without kids to imagine the kind of stress a mom goes through during that first week of elementary school. Go ahead and just try. I'll wait.
|Is it hot in here?|
I know. It's surprising. It surprised me too.
I mean I am kind of a cool mom and I don't fluster that easily [total lie] but this really got me.
And I am too tired to go into long dramatic details. And I so desperately want to share with you the Marx Brothers-style antics of trying to attend "back to school" night for two kids by yourself when your husband traveling [love you!] and you literally run around like an idiot and miss all the sign-ups for EVERYTHING and you are left with having your parent-teacher conference on the moon [might as well be] but you almost cry when you see their little hand prints and you just love them so much your heart wants to explode. Yeah, I wish I had the energy to write that.
Instead I'm going to go to bed.
But once I'm in the car [with coffee] and all is quiet, I'll smile from ear to ear.
Because my kids are truly amazing. And this journey is worth every single ounce of stress.
For Emily... If you survived Stats you can survive anything :)