Hello friends! Can we send the kids back to school yet?

Hi there gang! So, it’s been approximately 72 years since my last post. Not much has changed. I’m still a stay-at-home mom. My kids are still lovely. My hubby is still all up in my biz and working from home. I still live in the suburbs. And I’m still just this side of looney bin-bound.

And y’all? I have missed you! How’s the family? Is that finnicky ol’ lady summer vacation treating you well? Any fantastic plans you want to brag about? Anyone ready to send their chillins back to school?

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all about spending some QT with my little missy and mister but I am starting to get a teensy bit cagey. As wonderful as the freedom that only summer vacation can afford is, I am craving a little more structure. You might be thinking, “Well, Mindy…you want structure, then set some up!” Well, no. But thank you for the very obvious advice. (Sarcasm not intended. Okay, maybe a teensy bit.) There is an inherent quality of summer vacation, and as a stay-at-home mom for that matter, that requires a more laid-back approach to life. The hustle and bustle of the school year is deliciously absent and replaced by a much more exciting verve and vigor sparked by warm weather and endless plans. And I love that.


I also love the part where the endless plans, well, end. And I’m starting to wish that date was a little sooner than later. In our area we have approximately four weeks until we send off our mini-me’s to be educated and molded into responsible little members of society. And I’m getting kind of excited to see that yellow school bus.

However, since I have zero pull with the School District and despite my many urges to the Universe school is still a month away and we will make the best of it. I will continue to set up and change the sprinkler out in the front yard so that Jack can get wet and then decide he wants to be dry and then decide he wants to be wet again. I will continue to drive Avery to various camps and sleepovers (and will continue to explain to Jack why his sister’s friends would prefer he not sleep over as well). And, despite my occasional grumblings, I will continue to find the blessings in each day and be glad for it.



  1. Amber says

    Welcome back!!! I was just thinking today that I hadn’t seen anything from you in quite a while!
    and yes I am ready for the big girl to head back to school. I love summer and have enjoyed being home and just chillin and doing what we want when we want. play dates, swim lessons, pool time etc……I’d like to get back to eating my snacks without a rapt audience (minus the baby boy who can’t snitch me out).
    good luck!

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