Some days, I feel like we’re in the home stretch, and other days, I wish it were still March. My kids have 19 school days left this year. I’m not sure why I do this year after year, but I wait until there are only a few weeks of school left to start doing things like go to the dentist, get my hair cut, have my eyes checked, go to the doctor, etc. It’s like all of a sudden, summer break isn’t some dreamy idea far off in the distant future. It’s barreling at me fast, and I have to accomplish all of these things that are much better done without children in tow. I checked “dentist” off the list today. Yeah, me!
On top of all these extra tasks I’ve saved up for myself, there seem to be all kinds of things suddenly going on at school – muffins with mom, donuts with dad, field day, teacher’s appreciation week, Neely’s kindergarten program… somewhere, somehow, I’m supposed to manage all the regular life stuff, too.
I know I need to suck it up and stop whining. I don’t really want to look back and check, but I’m fairly certain my last 17 blog posts are about how overwhelmed I am. Nobody feels sorry for me. I know that, because I’m pretty sure a lot of us are riding in the same boat.
What I’m beginning to realize is this…
It’d be nice if it were socially acceptable for me to rage out and smash things when I start to feel the walls closing in. I’ll have to stick with happy hour Fridays on the block for now. 😉 I’m going to survive the month of May. And after I do, I’m going to Disneyland.