Wednesday, August 25, 2021

I Miss The First Day Of School Freedom

Our last First Day of School hurrah, 2019.

I have...or is it had? Anyways, I have this first day of school tradition: I take the day off. I see my minis off to school, lament over how they got this big this quickly, and then I have a day to myself. I give myself a day or two after busy summers. It's my reward to myself for making it through. I get my hair done, have a massage, splurge on a nice lunch or brunch with friends. I've even bought myself new appliances and had them delivered on the first day of school, so I could relish in my pathetic, grown up moment.

Thanks to the pandemic, this is the second year in a row that I will have not had the first day of school freedom. I miss it. I miss giving myself that pat on the back for making it through a crazy summer. When I finally get that first day freedom, I'll give myself an extra big pat since it will be for the last 18+ months.

I'm waiting for it. I'm building it up. Whenever my minis head back into actual school buildings and I stop being their teacher, I have a full day planned for myself. I'm greatly looking forward to that day. Until then, I'll just keep writing my homeschool lesson plans and thinking about what I'll do with my days of freedom when I finally get them.