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Don't Tell My Kids But I Hate When School Starts

You know that back-to-school Staples commercial?  The one with the dad rejoicing in buying school supplies while his children look on in disgust all the while the tune "It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year" is playing?  I get it.  I mean, it's funny because 3 months is a chunk of time and, perhaps, your children are getting on your nerves a bit.  But for me, I'm like the kids in the commercial.  I don't like the return of school.  I hate it actually. *sniff*

Here are our high school Junior and 8th grader:

Don't Tell My Kids But I Hate When School Starts - Ann Again and again
Katie - High School Jr.  Lily - 8th Grader

And here's our dear Benny... feeling lonely now:

Don't Tell My Kids But I Hate When School Starts - Ann Again and again
Benny's pouting - he's missing his girls


It's not so much that I want time to stand still and not have my children grow up.  Well, maybe a part of me is feeling that way, but other thoughts and feelings come into play when it's the end of Summer vacation and school begins. First off, I love being able to sleep in! I think beginning a school day at 8:00 am is too early.  Is anyone really at the top of their mental game at 8:00 am? I think a 9 - 4 schedule sounds about right.

But other than hating schools early morning hours what sincerely gets to my heart and spirit is the increasing violence that is occurring in our schools. I pray every morning when I drop my kids off, that they will be safe and that, if someone is angry, that they will talk to a Counselor and leave their fellow classmates alone.  Not a day goes by where I'm not worried about our children, and by that I mean ALL of our children, when they are at school.  I'm terrified by these thoughts and have considered home-schooling but our girls say that they would miss their friends.  *sigh*  I know we can't live in a bubble, but I sure wish we could.

So here we are, another school chapter has begun.  I wish I could feel better about it.


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