POSTED ON Sep 13th 2013 BY LESLIE LOFTIS UNDER Housewifery, Motherhood, PJLifestyle links
I had been waiting for this school year. About 10 years ago I became a mother and my time got thrown into the woodchipper. As a stay at home mom I did have all the hours of the day, just broken into tiny little pieces. This year, my time would come back together. My youngest started kindergarten. I have the hours 7:30-3:30 to myself, mostly anyway.
I wouldn’t trade my fractured days of early motherhood, but I can’t say I wasn’t ready to see the back of them. I’m a little nostalgic for the baby days, I will admit. Start me in the hospital a few hours after delivery, and I’m good to go. I’m sure this transition would be harder if my kids weren’t ready for school. But they didn’t even look back. They were ready, I was ready, and my brother is getting married soon so I’ll get a baby cuddle again.
I planned on writing about this two weeks ago, when school actually started. But instead, I just got used to the new schedule. I enjoyed it. It hasn’t been leisurely in the bon bons and spa day sense. It’s been leisurely because I can actually get my to do list done, even when it includes beasts like touring nursing homes for my ill and aging uncle and the obligatory start of year tummy bug. (It barely touched Calvin and Terremoto. Me it laid out for the weekend. I still can’t eat.) Just like all the other big days that came before, graduations, weddings, childbirth—they are but a day. The work of life just changes after they pass.
So now I’m actually writing. I even got two pieces to PJLifestyle. To Marry A Man and I’ll link to The World’s End when it goes up. (Friday. It’s a movie review.) I didn’t fly the first one by my husband before posting. He would’ve been too embarrassed to let me publish it.