Friday, July 31, 2009

{It always starts}

the same ole' way. I drive down with anticipation, to say the least, to find out who teachers and classmates are. I try to put all the pieces together. What will this year be like? What can we do different? What can I do different? Buy school supplies. Buy school clothes.

I don't know. Why do I feel more sad than happy? I am excited, but why do I dread it all in a way too. Is that normal? I am really tired right now. I cant think clearly when I am tired. Not to mention I get emotional. I am just wondering maybe how other moms feel. . . mixed emotions? Is it just me having growing pains? I know some moms are counting down the days until school starts. That is never me. Although, I am blessed to work at a job to where I can always be with my kids, and not worry about the shuffle that summer can cause full time working folks.

You know I am rambling but this is on my heart tonight. You all can pray with me about it. I visited with a mom today from Mansfield. Due to budget crunches I knew they had moved to a 4 day school week. She said those kids are going to be in school from 7 am to 5 pm. Now I am just praying to the good Lord that lady was counting a bus ride home in that time too, but 7 to 5!!!! What planet are these people from? I CANNOT imagine sending my little ones away from sun up to sun down. You know I can honestly say school just wouldn't be worth it to me. To miss breakfast, lunch, and pretty much a good dinner time with my child. I am hoping those aren't the times. Some of you may be way more educated about it than me, if so, I hope you are. But none the less, I want you to say a little prayer for those kids that are in for such a long day away from home. It is a sad reality of how a bottom line has effected the children.

I have been typically posting more than one post at a time. When I was at my sister n laws the other day I noticed you can only see one post at a time. Thus, SW, I think that may be why you miss post? Anyways, if you are bored to tears and have nothing else to do check my older post on occasion to see if you have missed any action. . . it would be a shame, ya' know?

Talk Later.

Love, Tonia


Shannon said...

Girl: you know my struggles! And, now that he is the one that is struggling in not wanting to return, it's just really hard. It's always hard, but more so this year. And, yes, Mansfield, that breaks my heart. And, to realize how close we came to sending the boys there as that is where I attended from the first day of K on! I would be a basket case and likely meeting N's request if that happened! I do feel so sorry for all of them!

Sherry said...

I, too, am especially melancholy tonight. Not sure why...We have checked off everything on our summer calendar. Maybe it is the coming change? Ready to get back on schedule but gonna miss my guys! Maybe I am hormonal...I've been on the verge of tears all night.