Tomorrow is the BIG day!  
You know, the one I've been referring to in my last several posts, the first day of school!!!
It's not like I was counting down the days.......
(however, in case you're wondering, we have 15 hours and 49 minutes more to go)

We have carefully documented this day for the past 8 years. 
There is always a mixture of excitement and bit of nervousness for all parties involved. 

I would be lying if I said I was one of those mothers that cries on the first day of school 
because she's going to miss her children all day.  
Now, this is a big year for me, all three of my children will be in school (the same school) all day long.  I may shed a few tears tomorrow and I probably will miss them, for a few minutes. 
But then I plan to do whatever the heck I want for seven straight hours, all by myself!
I am quite certain, I have earned it.

I have stayed home with my children since my youngest was 9 months old.  
There have been plenty of highs and lows during these past 9 years.  
I have questioned my decision to leave the workforce on many occasions, 
but ultimately I know I made the right decision for me and my family.  

I may not be running a multi million dollar company, selling the heck out of whatever, saving lives,
or winning awards for my achievements, but at the end of the day when my job of cleaning, cooking, refereeing, chauffeuring, nurturing and loving are all completed and everyone is sound asleep in their warm beds,  I give myself a little pat on the back for making it through another day, 
and that my friends, is the only award I need.


  1. Good for you- and I'm glad you are going to enjoy your alone time. You DEFINITELY have earned every bit of it!

  2. Oh boy...you will be busy now :)
    And those are some cute little "people"

  3. I expect some serious productive projects out of you, girlfriend! Seven hours all to YOURSELF? Well deserved indeed! Good luck tomorrow!

  4. You deserve it! I'm definitely looking forward to some alone time. 7 hours sounds amaaaaazing.

  5. i will be in your shoes next sunday! monday both mine will be in full time and i am SO excited... i may cry as well.... tears of joy!

  6. Amen my friend - you made me a little teary. And best wishes to your kiddos on the first day of school - do you have butterflies too? I would. And you deserve it 110% - parenting is the hardest job I've ever had but also the best.

  7. Don't fool yourself, you are running a multi million dollar company, you just won't reap ALL the reward till they are old enough to run one too. That is when you get the real payback.


  8. Aww, what a sweet collection of 'first days!' Hope your seven hour were divine! :)

  9. add a cocktail or 2 sister!!!

  10. Motherhood...the most important and underpaid job in the world, but the one with the most personal benefits. Enjoy your seven hours of bliss every day.

  11. You go girl! Enjoy your freedom as you should. :) Love your blog!



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