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Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Death of Summertime

I can't believe it's August already. The summer is coming to a close and school is about to start. So much is going to happen this month. We close on our house the 11th (hopefully), summer ends and school begins the 16th, I had a working interview yesterday (it went well), and I possible will be going back to work on the 16th as well. I will find out tomorrow all the details. Supposedly my 'working interview' was good and that they are going to create a spot for me...the thing is...for how much, when and how long?? I will hopefully get all the details tomorrow b/c I need to figure out childcare for Colton and the girls. I have an idea...just want a definate answer.

Before work, I got ready and sat there waiting for my friend to come over to watch the kiddos. I was nervous and anxious to see what I still remembered as a pediatric dental assistant. Is it like riding a bike? Well, I only had one pair of scrubs left and I got those on and then I wished I had clogs and remembered that I had this one pair (not the one's I used to use for work, but they worked fine) and got those on. Went to grab some socks and found this really cool pair I forgot I had. Had to wear them!

When I got home from work, the kids were outside playing with my friend Denise who came over to watch them for 4 hours. Colton had the biggest smile on his face. He was just frozen sitting on his Big Wheel. Sydney was sitting with him and all she said when I got out of the truck was, "how was it? how was it?" They seemed pretty happy for me. Morgan asked, "did you get the job?" haha Well, yes and no. I guess I got an unofficial 'yes' by the office manager yesterday but I haven't been formally asked nor have I given them an answer. All I know is that all our lives are going to change soon.

When we finally got all settled back into the house and my friend left all I could do was stare at the kids. Of course I grabbed my camera and took some photos when they weren't looking!
Then Colton spotted me.
I started to doubt going back to work and doubting myself and wondering if I should have yelled less at them when they were in trouble, or maybe stopped one extra time to see what was up when asked to 'look', I don't know...just realized that this was going to be our last summer together where we are ALL home the entire time. I know that they are getting older and that they will have friends over or vice versa and their extra-curricular activites to go to...but it hit me...I will have a 9-5 job (well, really 8-530). Yes, during the school year they are going to be busy...but what about Sprink Break, Winter Break or even Summer? That really stinks. The program the girls will be in is year round and it's at the that's nice. But really...the SAHM things I have done will cease.

That's sad.

Then I started to think...Morgan will be in middle school in 2 years. Do they even have before/after school care for those kids? I have to look into it for sure! I really need to look into going back to school to get a teachers certificate in less than a year and hopefully land a teaching job so I CAN have that teacher's schedule. Then I'll have the breaks off and summers off to really enjoy my family. Yes, the pay will be less than what my salary will be now, but it's worth it!

I really appreciate those working mom's out there (and father's too). I guess only time will tell how well things go around here w/ me going to work. The girls are excited and can't wait. I don't know why...maybe b/c they get to hang with their friends after school hours. I just hope that attitudes and behaviors don't change b/c of it. There will be some change I'm sure b/c of age (and the fact that they are female!) LOL

So, for the next 11 days I'm going to really relish my time spent with them. I have so much that I still want to do this summer with them and so little time. There are always the weekends, right?

Today we went to the Tarpon Springs Aquarium. That is such a small aquarium, but it was just enough to see and things for the kids to do. We saw a diver go in the big tank and feed the fish and nurse sharks. Then we got to pet the stingrays (they took the barbs out thankfully). The girls remembered their trip last summer to Grand Cayman where we got to swim with the stingrays...they are so cool!

Look at the shark in this picture...small, but still a shark!

Then next door they had an indoor playground and the kids went to town. That was nice just sitting back watching them play.

Then because they were good I HAD to treat them to some ice cream. YUM! Forget about lunch right?! LOL

Now we are snuggled on the couch watching Wizards of Waverly Place waiting for Colton to wake up from his nap. Not sure what we are going to do but it's gonna be something. Gotta go get my spiral notebook that I jotted all the notes down for our 'Summer to-do list' and see what we can do.

1 comment:

**** April **** said...

Girl, I still can't believe how BIG little C is... I remember you being preggo with him! WOW... time flies.

I'm with you. I ALMOST went back to work. I got an offer as well but when you took into account all the other "stuff" LIKE daycare, gas, and then all the other things I knew I'd miss... I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't.

My thoughts went to the fact that jobs will be around forever...and as long as I stay marketable... I'm, well, marketable.

When they're in junior high maybe, but I can't say "they're" because mine are all 5 years apart (closer to 6 with Ben)... and I just can't miss those times...but then I think. Gosh... leaving them home alone as kids in junior high is when kids get in trouble for doing things they shouldn't so I should probably stay home then too. LOL...

with my kids' age span... when Josh is 15, I will still have a 5 year old! :) LOL and be doing the elementary thing all over again.

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