Monday Memo

~Kids. School. Daycare. Sickness already.  All words that are back in my vocabulary and making life really challenging right now.  I love being a teacher but I am really struggling with finding my stride as a working mom again. It is my choice to work- Glenn is indifferent and for the first time ever in my entire life I am asking myself the question why? And to be honest, I don’t have a good answer. I miss my kids. And usually that gets easier. But it hasn’t. So, I keep asking myself why do I work? I feel this whisper in my head saying, “You will never get these years back”.  So I just keep asking why?

missing her like whoa

~Hot. Summer just showed up and it is almost September. It has been the most mild summer with a rainy June and then a chilly, like sweatshirt chilly July.  And here I am back to work and can’t enjoy of the beaches daily with my kids and the weather finally gives us a reason to go there daily. Sigh…

~Ravinia. I am a Ravinia virgin but this Friday that all changes as we head there to see Alabama.  Country music, outdoor venue and some of my very best friends? Can you ask for much more to start Labor Day weekend? I don’t think so.

~I will have a two year this time next week. Please just make time stop

~Dinner Conversation that made my mama heart swell big and proud.

Brady: Dad how does the song go in the Wizard of Oz.

Glenn: (starts to sing)

Brady: In the Wizard of Oz, the scarecrow didn’t have a brain right?

Glenn and I: Right. What did the Tin Man have missing buddy? Do you remember?

Brady: A heart. What about the lion? What was he missing again?

Glenn: Courage. He was scared a lot.

Brady: But that’s okay as long as he is nice right? Nice to everyone.

Me: That’s right buddy. Being kind is the most important thing.

Happy Monday Friends! Sorry there are no pics. Adjusting to real life has made picking up my camera really really hard lately….sigh!  Five day week and then a three day weekend and three day week. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.