Monday, May 23, 2011

Now What?

For the first time since I began volunteering, my kids aren't my responsibility for the summer.  Closed for construction.  No room at the inn.  So they're all leaving me.  Which I have been super excited about for the last six months.  But after saying goodbye and finishing business over the last few days, I have to admit that I'm suddenly a little bit sad about it.

I am actually going to miss them.  There are lots of frustrating situations, but the sweet girls sure do make me laugh a heck of a lot.  Momma is a tad sentimental about her babies leaving the nest. 

What's wrong with me?

I have been counting down the weeks until my mini-brain break for the summer.  I have a looong list of projects that have been begging my attention.  Some have been begging for years now.  Food projects, garden projects, volunteer projects, organizational projects, sewing projects, cleaning projects, personal projects, professional projects and then some.  When was the last time I showed you a sewing project on here?  Exactly.  I truly need this summer break.  I need to find the bippity boppity boo side of myself again.  The all pink crayons all the time side.  The "oh that's what the top of my desk looks like" side.  The blogs regularly side.

But...I am still a little sad to see so many of my favorite peaches scatter for the summer.  I feel a smidge nekkid without that extra to-do list nagging at me.  Not quite sure what to do with myself.  But hopefully it involves my sewing machine and filing cabinet (though not at the same time).



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3 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Its VERY hard to see them grow up. I have two older boys and one 15 year old, thank Goodness for him but even he is so busy and won't be around much this summer with all his camps and taveling for lacrosse and the other two are totally off working/school...and I must say its been a very difficult stage for me to contend with.I love being needed, wanted, and feeling necessasry. Suddenly to have a huge chunk of free time feels very odd, its a bittersweet time....yes its great to have time for those long neglected projects but I so miss the bond and connection that I feel when our family is all together. I feel your pain, my hunch is that you will get really busy with your various projects and immerse yourself in different things and just like that summer will be gone, its just treading into new territory so it is normal to feel a little mixed about it, its a new phase afterall. I think the key is balance and helping yourself to keep busy wtih things you enjoy and take pleasure in. And of course all us mothers know the ultimate is just knowing our kids are happy and doing well:)

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Nine more days of school for me then WooooooooHooooooooo, summer vacay. Two days after I am out, the suv will be packed and we are headed South to summer at the beach. After teachin' kindergarten for 20 years, I have learned how to let em go and FLY to first grade! Yipeeee, I can't wait to see some of your new creations! Let the creative side come on out for a spell!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Sandra Evertson said...

I say Enjoy everyday to the fullest!
Beautiful blog!
Sandra Evertson

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