What is it about this time of year that puts your stomach in knots? Like a test that your not quite ready to take yet. You know your stuff and you could take it, but you really just want a little more time. Labor Day Weekend sort of sneaks up on you like that and you have no choice but to show up and take it.
You need to fire up the grill one last time with a Corona in your hand, let the kids run freely outside barefoot and bare-backed, light tiki torches, swat at mosquitoes, and take it for what it is… the last weekend of summer, pit in your stomach and all. But as a mom, a stay-at-home-mom, I should be rejoicing right? For us, September means the kids are in school which means a little more structure for them and a little more freedom for me. Yeah. That will be sort of nice, but I have a kindergartner now and that brings on a whole new host of back-to-school blues for me. I wrote about those feelings here and although they are mostly mixed, there is so much about that pre-kindergarten era that I am sad to let go. It’s not “back-to-school” for us, its just “to-school”. But we are ready, I think. We took a family trip to Staples and bought the 67 necessary supplies…. and some unnecessary ones…. and I’m trying to be that mom who’s got it all together. I mean, I already added every school event for the entire year into my calendar, color coded them and added alerts. PTO meetings and all. And yesterday I even bought these Bento Boxes for his lunch box, came home, read this article on Scary Mommy, cracked up, and thought, “Ok self. You really, you need to stop taking yourself so seriously.” The bento boxes lunch will likely last 2 weeks and then I’ll be feeding money to the cafeteria for French Toast sticks or schlopping pb&j together at 8:29, tossing in a bag of goldfish and we’ll be bee-lining it out the door trying to catch the 8:31 bus.
But all of this is to come, and that’s the only great thing about Labor Day Weekend. Summer is over, yes. But there is always something to look forward to – like tastes of crisp fall air, eating ridiculous amounts of pumpkin flavored foods, that short period of time where you can wear long jeans and flip flops, and of course, new fall jackets. This one, in particular, I am pining over. Which, by the way, has anyone hit up those LDW Sales? …..(especially here, here, here, yep this one too , and have you heard of this place yet??, and of course while you’re at it this one too. ….. Maybe that is why the grocery stores already have Candy Corn in the seasonal aisle, to remind you that good things are on the horizon.
And in terms of this blog, who knows what is on the horizon. I am, however, going to my first-ever blogging conference next weekend. I figured that after almost a year and a half of blogging I should learn about what I am really supposed to be doing. Although my favorite thing is when readers, like you, give me ideas. Your thoughts and input bring on some of my most popular posts….. like this one, and this one, and this one. If you’ve got something on your mind, posts you love or posts your sick of, or a product I need to know about… email me (lindsey at sisterstosons dot com)! Other times life just happens and that’s what my next post will be about. Like when my husband was MIA at work for a lot of the summer and I wrote about it or when I made this ridiculously easy dinner and just had to share it with you.
Ok, my kids are all awake so it’s time to enjoy this second to last morning of PJs until 10am…. yep that pit in my stomach is back just thinking about being showered and dressed and out the door by 8:31… or maybe its 8:34? God I’m going to need all the strength in the world to get everyone ready by either of those times. You do remember this post,right?
On that note, I hope everyone had the best summer ever. Enjoy your long weekend and, to all, a happy September.