What All Moms Need to Hear in May

(Inside: TIred moms, May is a bear – but to get through, you need to remember this.)

 

This past Friday morning my 3rd-grade son factually stated he was sick and couldn’t go to school. He took his own temperature, sighed in exasperation then crawled back into bed declaring he was done. (“My fever is 89.1 degrees, mom!”)

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Then my preschool-age son – who slept in his swimsuit because summer is so near – had a strong aversion to putting real clothes on.

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Next, my fourth-grade son insisted I read to him. (Which I did – he knows how to pull my heartstrings.) It was a book about volcanoes and magma and tectonic plates where the number of words grew and the pages expanded with each turn and since he CAN READ himself, I couldn’t summarize it.

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And that was only Stall Tactics #1-3. We were on Stall Tactic #1,000,000 by the time we actually got ourselves out the door, running late – of course. Friday morning was like herding cats.

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But this Tuesday after Memorial Day morning…it will be different. My kids haven’t completely forgotten school exists after the lovely, long weekend filled with friends and family. My sweet boys will pop out of bed, see the beckoning sunlight and declare “Mom…let’s hurry and get to school! We can’t wait to be inside!”

 

Yup.

 

That’s how it’s going to play out. A smooth, seamless beginning to our day. I’m all full of summer-is-within-reach optimism, so let’s do this. Let’s get today started – because in reality – no matter how this day plays out…

 

...all roads lead to summer!

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