So, here we are. It’s the night before school begins in Central Florida. It’s a hot day, hotter than usual, so we’ve been in the house. No Disney today, and I’m fine with that. Truth is, my heart is heavy, because I know all the chaos is about to begin, and the kids will be away during the day from now until Christmas pretty much. Where in the world did the Summer go? It sure does feel like it just started, and now it’s time for homework, school uniforms, going to bed early, and crazy schedules. I’m so not ready. I wish all we had to worry about was when we were going to find time to go to Disney and have family time, but that changes tomorrow.
We got a little Disney time in over the past couple of days, but we also had work to do. My friend Holly was in town, who is a contributor for our magazine, so we had things to get done. We did see Illuminations and have dinner in Epcot, met up with Bill and Eric our magazine photo guys, it was nice. We went to the Magic Kingdom last night, had some treats before leaving, etc. I can’t complain at all, we had a nice Summer. We did Disney a bit, went home to Michigan to see family, went to the beach, so all in all it was good, just fast. But now reality has set in, and the kiddos will be starting the busy school year in the morning. So tonight, I’m making them their favorite spaghetti dinner, and getting their clothes and supplies ready for morning….. and feeling a little blue.
I’m not sure what it is. My husband says I do this every year before school starts, but this year it feels worse. My older son is starting 9th grade, I’m going to have a high schooler. Little guy is starting 6th grade, so I’ll have a middle schooler too. I worry about them, for different reasons. I know I have to realize that all I can do is help them along, and pray that they’re safe and happy this school year. Too bad life can’t be like Disney, right? Just full of Castles, Mickey Mouse and Dole Whips? If only. Real life creeps in, and we just make time for fun when we can. To all you other parents who are going through that back to school struggle, I truly feel for you! We can commiserate together I suppose! Sending all our Main Streeter kiddos out there lots of pixie dust for a safe and magical school year! ~M
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