the kids go back to school which is nice BUT I go back to work which is exhausting. It is hard to be a mom of 4 and work as a teacher full-time. My husband tries to help out but he works long hours. I really do love my job but it is just so hard to go back after having the summer off. It is not only school and working but all the activities that go with it. My little one starts football on Wednesday and little diva will join “something” she just hasn’t picked it out yet probably dance or gymnastics. School in NJ starts later than most parts of the country, they don’t return until September usually right after labor day. My life just got more complicated because our town budget didn’t pass so no more courtesy busing…only I never thought of it as a courtesy but more of a necessity. So I am of course in charge of getting my kids to school in the morning and still make it to my school in time for my first class. It just adds more stress to my day. I don’t think picking up from school will be as much of an issue because I am out by 3:15 and they don’t need to be picked up until 3:45.
My oldest daughter is starting her senior year and we are at the beginning of all her “last’s”. Her last year to cheer, her last homecoming etc… I get very teary just thinking of it. She is my pride and joy. Popular, athletic, Cheer Captain this year!, with a really good head on her shoulders… So the big college hunt has begun! She thinks she wants to do something in sports medicine or physical therapy. She knows she wants to be with in a 6-8 hour drive of NJ. Sooooo…Rutger’s, University of Delaware, East Carolina University, James Madison University and Penn State are high on her list of colleges.
I am scared to let her go bad, bad things happened when J went away to college. Things none of us will ever recover fully from.