Can you hear that? It’s the sound of frenzied moms across the country stuffing all kinds of junk into garbage bags and cleaning out every drawer in the house before school starts. (Or maybe you already have.) If you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram stories this week, you know I’ve been in a bit of a tizzy and I 100% blame it on the back-to-school scramble that comes every August. You know how they say May is the new December? I disagree. I think it’s August.
Why do we do this to ourselves? I always feel like every t-shirt has to be folded, every sock has to be matched, everyone has to have new underwear and every shelf in my fridge has to be wiped down and filled with healthy lunch choices (knowing good and well that I’ll be praising the Lord above come late September when, in the wee hours of the morning, I find a hidden Lunchable I didn’t know was there). We always start off strong and full of hope, don’t we??
We are less than two weeks out from the beginning of school here and as I mentioned last week, this will be the first time I’ll be sending all five of my “babies” off. I’ve told my friends this will be the first time I’ve been alone since 2004. ;) I should be sad about this. Right? Right??
All of this to say, you’ve always been so kind when I’ve needed breaks. And I need one now. So, follow along on Instagram, if you like, and I’ll be taking a little time away from the blog until after Labor Day when I’ll return to a more regular schedule. In the meantime, I’ll be at home arranging my Tupperware drawer, cleaning out underneath beds, sneaking bags to Goodwill and packing carrot sticks that not one of them will eat just so I can feel better about myself as a mom after this Summer.