Guest blogger Sabine: Today is a great day. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I am excited about the well-earned hours of me-time in my future. Today, thank you gawd, was the first day back to school after a very long summer. Over the last week, I've heard moms talking and posting on Facebook about how it's "bittersweet" to have their kids go back to school. Bittersweet? Who are these women? It's purely sweet in my book.
Our kids are the light of our lives, the reason we get up in the morning, true. But after having them home all day long for THREE MONTHS?! Please -- I don't care how much of a supermom you are, you're relieved to be sending them off to continue their education. I love my kids as much as the next person, but lemme tell ya: There's nothing sweeter than the empty, quiet house I am sitting in right now.
I can look forward to a day of no fighting or whining, no constant requests for playdates with kids whose moms I have nothing in common with, no going to places like Splash Mountain or Chuck E. Cheese (hell on earth). This summer, I have been the director of entertainment, the chauffeur, the fight mediator, the chef, the boo-boo fixer and the maid. I am now just me, queen of my own domain (at least for six hours of every weekday), and I am giddy! I'm ecstatic! I'm freeeeeeeeeee!