Wednesday, August 24, 2011
First Day of School
Summer is over and we are back to waking up at 6am. My middle child, Ava, is starting kindergarten this year. She loves that she finally gets to ride the bus with her big sister. That is what she has been waiting for! My kids have always been excited to go to school. That makes it so much easier on Mom and Dad. No tears, they just walk right on in while barely waving bye to us.
But there is some separation anxiety. Not between me and my kids, but me and my friends! There is a group of my friends that all have kids right around the same age. I am the only one that has a baby still at home. Most of their youngest kids are starting kindergarten this year or at least pre-school. That means many of them returned to work as well. These are people I am used to seeing every weekday! We would meet at our YMCA and do our workout every morning. We would meet for coffee. We would have regular play dates with the kids. Meet for book clubs. Girls nights out for dancing or movie nights or dinner. Of course, we will still meet for our girls nights and the occasional run at 5am, but my daily routine just isn't the same. Is it bad that I miss my friends more than my kids? I need adult interaction and companionship. Walking into the Y that first day was kind of depressing. Hitting the treadmill alone was not really what I wanted to do. Luckily, my friend Aggie was already there. Chatting with her for a while made me feel much better. She is actually a food blogger. Check her out at http://www.aggieskitchen.com/ I had already considered starting a blog, but talking to her really made me excited to get started.
That first day of school is when I decided that I would actually follow through with my idea and start a blog. So, here it goes. Looking forward to the journey! Hope you can tag along with me!