BMW Posted December 30, 2011 Share Posted December 30, 2011 So, this is NOT to negate what others feel who do not relate... because, I, too, used to feel the same way myself... Once upon a time I was a stay at home mom, homeschooling and poured myself out daily in my home for my husband and children... and I thought it was sad that parents would say that they couldn't wait for school to start again... and, truth be told, it is sad... in a way... BUT... several years later... and having 2 sons with adhd (it is hereditary in this case, dh has it and so does grandpa and it can drive several of us batty)... ... and after having children who are in school (I never knew what it was like to have a quiet day alone those many years ago...)... I have to say that just today I said (privately, in my bedroom) that I was ready for school to start again the very day that it got out for Christmas break! I really love my children. I am CRAZY about them. They can break my heart, yet, I still see the best in them and dream for their futures... And while I am glad that my son didn't hear me say that I wished he was still in school... I will say that there are some really great parents out there who do know what it feels like to get excited for school to start because that means they get a break... a break from the kids who have challenges that are difficult to manage and easy to lose patience over... and, perhaps, several teens, all boys by the way, have become bored after several days of sleeping in and nerf guns have lost their charms and maybe mom misses a few hours of quiet.... Anyway, I see BOTH sides. And, after my confession, I will reiterate that I try, very much so, to not say these things out loud to my sons!!!! I love my sons.... I love my sons... I love my sons... (How many days until school starts?) (And when school starts, my one son will have a lot more physical activity and I know that will help him with his male attitudes...) (I think I will send that son on an extended run tomorrow!) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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