when my kids were little they would count down the days in "sleeps". how many more "sleeps" until their birthday, how many "sleeps" until vacation and how many more "sleeps" until christmas...
as i sit here and listen to my boys fight about how to upload a movie on the apple t.v. i am counting down the "sleeps" until school! there are only 2, yep, only 2 and i may really be a horrible mom, but i can not wait! i can not wait until the only noise i hear is myself breathing and the birds chirping.
i know that this seems very un-mom like, and you may say that i will "never get these years back." oh, i know and i thoroughly enjoy my boys and we thoroughly had an amazing time together this summer vacation, but i think that is the key word....together! we had a lot of time together...all 3 of us together! sometimes stuck in a studio hotel room, together.
i think they are ready too! if they ask me "what are we doing today?" i pull out a list of chores and put them to work; either entertain yourself, or do some work is my philosophy this week.
there will of course be a last summer sleepover, one last night of staying up late, a pancake breakfast....and then, there will simply be me sitting on my patio with my cup of coffee in silence!
are you waiting too, or am i the only "horrible" mom?