Today is finally the day our lives change forever! Gone are the days of being tied to the house, instead I can be out in the blink of an eye if I so wish. No more yells of “get your shoes on! Where are your coats? Hurry up for goodness sake!” when I need to just “nip out” for a pint of milk.
No more having to shop with two kids hanging off the trolley, as they try to pick up every bright shiny object off each shelf and fight in every isle, no more having to spend a fortune, trying to occupy two bored kids on long winter days.
I can iron and cook without the fear of my children hurting themselves if I turn away for a split second! I can eat a cookie, cake or sweeties guilt free in the middle of the living room if I want to; instead of hiding in the cupboard, or worse still the bathroom… Yes, I have been known to do that!
I am free! Well I am free between the hours of 8.30am and 3pm anyway. I have sole use of the remote control, I can “do lunch” with friends, I could do my ironing naked or do a jig in the street if I so wish… However, in reality any normal mother knows this is not what will really happen when the girls start school full time today!
Oh no, what will really happen is I will probably wonder home in tears, not really knowing why I feel so sad when I’ve waited for this day for 4 years! I will then spend the next two hours delivering leaflets for my new business venture. Then I will go back home and blitz my kitchen from top to bottom!
I have a plan this week to spring/autumn clean my house to within an inch of its life! I’m going to wash scrub and paint! Sofas will be stripped, walls will be painted, curtains washed, skirting boards wiped and carpets cleaned! Nothing will be safe from my cleaning frenzy…
But you can bet with all that spare time I have now, I will still be running down to school like a crazy lady at 3.15pm, with my hair flying in the wind and sparks at my heals. After I’ve “just realised the time” and worry all the way that my children now think that they have been forgotten!
So to all the other mummy’s out there who’s children start school full time today! I will be sharing your excitement, your nervousness and your pain! I will celebrate and I will cry, but most of all I will wonder where the time has gone! Here’s to the new chapters in all our lives, may they be happy ones
This post was brought to you by SCS, but all words and opinions are my own!