"" The Exhausted Mom: Didn't School Just End?

August 19, 2011

Didn't School Just End?

I can't believe that it's time for school to begin again!  Didn't it just end?

I mean seriously....it was just yesterday that I was packing up my classroom and saying goodbye to my first graders.  Now, here I am just 2 short days away from the beginning of another school year; assigning new books, making new name tags, and buying last minute supplies. 

I just got into my summertime routine of waking up late, going to the gym in the mornings, starting a blog....

Now I have to go back to my "real" life of waking up at the crack of dawn to get dressed, pulling two sleepy boys out of bed, fighting with said boys about brushing teeth and getting dressed, teaching 20 first graders, staying late to grade papers and set up the classroom, driving home in traffic, helping with homework, cooking dinner, bathing kids, reading stories, convincing boys to go to sleep, and creating lessons before doing my household chores and going to sleep!  EVERY DAY for 180 days of school!

I'm already exhausted and it's not even the first day of school yet!

And I wouldn't change it for anything!
(Well, maybe if I won the lottery, I could get used to being a stay at home mom!)



  1. You mean you could get used to being a stay at home EXHAUSTED mom!

  2. Hello! Following you from the hop. Drop by for a visit! Have a great weekend! By the way, teaching first grade was my favorite! Here's to a new school year!

  3. LOL.Yep, getting the kids out of bed and off to school is an exhausting way to start the day! Hope the school year is a good one for you. And thanks to all teachers for everything they do!

  4. Thanks all of you! Yes...I totally agree that teacher's need a HUGE thanks! Most people don't know the kind of work that goes into school before the kids come in! (I guess I should get off my soap box now!!)

  5. Girl, I have been back in my third grade classroom for over 2 weeks WITH munchkins! We started August 5th!

  6. Liz, Oh no! 2 weeks! I'll hold on to my last day then!!

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  8. I feel the same way!!! And this year, a bit down with all the pressures of Tallahassee, with no money added. Sigh....

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