School’s Nearly Out: How Do You Moms Feel About It?
School’s Nearly Out: How Do You Moms Feel About It?
It’s my wedding anniversary today. Party hardy tonight..YAY!
I used to love it when my kids were all out of school. No more early morning rises prying their little hineys out of bed. No pick up..drop off. Just flow as you go crazy and lazy days of summer. Well we still go out daily so I wouldn’t say lazy, but you know what I mean.
No scheduled events. No homework for mom to try and revert back to childhood and help them finish. It just was easier. Then along came the twins.
I have honestly enjoyed (yes I am going to say the P word referring to twins because in comparison it is) peaceful days of spending time alone with just them. Though I do miss my other kids during the day it just allows me to really come and go easier, enjoy them more as a duo, watch their bond grow, not miss anything.
I have definitely been less stressed during these days, especially since the nicer weather has come. Things are very different on weekends. The mayhem of the brood altogether can make a mama nutty sometimes thinking how easy it must be to just have twins. I often wish I had them first and then the others. I love going out one on one or two on one with my older two and vise-versa with just the twins, however, everybody together is so tough lately.
I feel guilty for saying this but these are my reasons. When my older (most especially my 7 year old) is around, the twins act up MUCH more so. She’s quite a handful and they follow her actions to a tee. (They are never 3 year old actions, sadly.) That is tough enough to manage, especially in public. Also, keeping them in one piece.
They look to her like their ‘God’ which would be a great thing..IF…
It wasn’t often dangerous actions, and this pic ain’t nothing. She coaxes them into far more scary things.
She also tries to break them apart and side with one leaving out the other. The twins have just started to really get very noticeably close recently, and now I definitely know that things will be changing because of this. This is upsetting to me. I don’t like when anybody is a third wheel and treated as such.
I love this new interest, but someone now always gets left out and it’s sad.
She is like triplets. (I used to say twins but now I know what that is like and mine aren’t an easy pair by far from all I have seen). She’s tough all on her own. I got to manage the ‘still there’ jealousy, watch my words and actions towards the twins still. I can’t be myself completely around the twins with her there.
She demands the most of me more than anybody else and still it is never enough. If things were different in that respect, I think my thoughts here would be also. Even me and my husband get along better with the two because there is so much less stress around us. So much less wrong-doing chaos.
With just me and her alone somewhere, we are like BFFs. We have such an amazing time, even though it is still hard.. she is happy to have all of me. We do enjoy girls days and nights out together.
I just have a hard time coping with the influence on the little ones. It isn’t a good one AT ALL! Hopefully, things won’t be so bad, but I’m really sad that I used to be eager for the end of the year and now I am definitely going to miss these days. Is that wrong or me to say? Does anybody understand? Maybe feel the same in some ways?
My son will just bleed me dry when he goes out with friends ($$). But now in thinking about it, we only have one more year left with him. He’ll be going off to college in only a year’s time. (WAHH). Unlike my parents I don’t force my kids out. It’s his choice. (The twins maybe driving him away? Just kidding.) I have to suck up all of him that I can while I can. This is very saddening to me. He’s my baby boy! OK, I don’t even want to talk about it.
Wish I were better at b-ball. He kicks my butt, but he let’s me try from time to time 😆 .
Funny, he’s not as embarrassed by ‘ol mom as my 7 year old is, and he is almost 17 years old! A girl thing?
(No…his nose isn’t that big. He doesn’t want his face on my blog. Grr…I can tell my 7 yo is almost there already. *sigh*.)
I just know the summer is going to be more stressful than the rest of the year this particular year. The age gap between Mikayla and the twins is a sucky one. I see it more and more as time goes on. I wish I had gotten pregnant with the girls sooner, but not my fault there. We tried. There are hardly any shared interests anymore. It makes life tough. It’s hard to make everybody happy! I’m only ONE PERSON! OK, now I’m rambling.
How do you feel about the end of school coming up so soon? Looking forward to it, or are you going to miss the little break you have been getting.. be it on your own, with twins, or a new baby, etc.? I think I’ll have some empty nest syndrome when they are all in school. (Weird, huh? 😯 .)
Today is their last full day. Tomorrow and the next are half days and then an hour on Friday. I had better suck up the twins today. Our last day alone until September comes.
Hopefully, things will go easier than I’m expecting for my blood pressure’s sake. (Not sure though.) Yesterday after school was very, very trying. I need to de-stress so badly. (Honestly, we need a vacation…BIG TIME! Just can’t afford it 😥 .)
I’ll have to delete this post in time. I feel badly saying all of this, even if it’s true. I love all of my children equally, no doubt there. It’s just hard making everybody happy..myself included.
Anybody wish to chime in?