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Oh my heavens, people. What a week.

I just need to take a moment to exhale and acknowledge that I just sent my baby to Kindergarten two days ago.

That’s right. For the first time in nine years, I am alone during the day.

Five days a week, all day long. It’s a bittersweet thing.

Tears did brim my eyes and a few fell when I saw that baby sitting at his seat in his new class. They really fell when Jason sent me a text after I texted him a photo of the kids by the school sign.


It’s true the days are oh so long in that stage of screaming and getting into everything but trust me when I say this . . .  the years are so very, very short.

Silly first day


It’s pretty awesome to finally, FINALLY have some time to go to the grocery store without an entourage. I’ll actually be able to write ahead, people. I mean, I won’t have to fly by the seat of my pants every night around here. And consistent exercise? Yes. Please. (Hopefully.)

It doesn’t mean I don’t love my children because I love them like crazy. Beyond crazy.

But it’s been an exhilirating-ly exhausting nine years.

I want to do lighter stuff around here on Fridays because by Fridays, honestly, I’m just ready for some fun.

So since we’re on the subject of back-to-school, I need to share this post with you. I laughed so hard I nearly wet my pants as I sat (alone) at the kitchen table and read.

I can so relate to being ready for a more relaxed schedule by the end of May but by July, I am so completely ready for a structured routine I start waving the white flag and let the kids eat chips for breakfast, too.

And the best lines? When Jen Hatmaker says “Go the freak to bed!” and compares her house to a frat house.

So maybe I love those lines so much because I so get this. For the love.

And exactly two nights in, my boys have fallen asleep by 8 p.m. within three minutes of hitting the pillow.

Yep, that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I do indeed love you teachers out there.

What’s made you laugh this week?

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