Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Back to School Theories

Six more days and I will be waking 3 kids at 6:45am to get them to the bus-stop at 7:30.

Six more days and 7:30am won't bring the first 2 of our friends to the door. Just me and Rachel.

We have had a packed house this summer and it's been a blast. I may be strange but I am still human, so believe me, I am in need of a break. But oddly, I'm not anxious for it like I thought 8 kids would make me.

So, I've been pondering life after school starts and I have some theories about how it will be.

First, I don't think it will be a whole lot quieter. I really think that being Rachel's only playmate will keep me as busy as having everyone home. I'm so looking forward to having time with just her, but I have a strange feeling it will be exhausting! That's okay, though.

Now, this second theory is more fantasy really.

I think that I will be able to get the house in order. Organized. Clean. I want this to be the case because if it is, then the fact that my house has been a mess all summer, is all the fault of the kids. My fear is that my house will be no cleaner and I will have to accept that the reason for this is me.

We'll know soon enough.

My third theory is that I will have time to do some craft work. I have Christmas stockings to make and I'm going to make fabric crayon holders too. Hopefully, a friend and I will be able to sell at a craft fair this fall. I'm getting really excited about sewing again. Especially, the crayon holders. My mom made me one when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it! It rolls up like a sleeping bag (think much smaller, though) and ties with a shoe lace. When you unroll it, it has all your crayons tucked neatly into their own pocket. When I get one done, I'll post a picture. It's perfect for color nuts who can't stand when their brothers put the crayons back in the box out of order and the reds aren't all together and you can't look at all your crayons and see a rainbow...I mean...maybe some people are like that. Is it so wrong to like your colors in order?

Anyway, those are my theories. Those are the things that I look forward to when school starts. And yet, I'm not really looking forward to school starting. For that, I thank God. He has blessed me beyond measure this summer and I'm not ready for it to end. But it will and He has plans for our fall that I can't wait to discover.