Monday, August 24, 2009

Maybe I Am Just A Little Envious.....

.....but everyone that has their children in formal school seem so anxious to get their kids back to school - or the babysitter as I call it. I have heard expressions like yohoo, yippee, and parental freedom frequently used the past few days. Have we really drifted that far away from family unity???? And folks think the government officials are the problem for our declining family values!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong, my grown son was public school educated his whole life and I do know the pleasures of letting someone else deal with your kid for a while, but what is really going on here??? It makes me wonder why people even bother to have children-or are children another one of those American dream ideas subject to expendibility at our selfish convenience??? Again, I wonder..why even bother to have kids if you are so happy to rid them at the first chance??

I can honestly say that I have always enjoyed my kids company. Even when I was a working mother I always made sure that I would take personal days off that included taking my son out of school/daycare to enjoy them with me. Every time I was able to be out of the confines of my office cubicle, my son was with me....and YES, I even picked him up at after school care BEFORE I went to the grocery store. Time with my son was precious....

In my younger years I was one of those rare women who never liked the idea of having curtain climbers. I was selfish. I wanted to be able to do what I wanted when I wanted without the limitations of dragging extras along. Somehow along the way my storyline changed and I am blessed with two beautiful kids. That's o.k.

That said, you would think I would have been one of those mothers that was doing everything in my power to rid my kids to the first available taker.

I have always been a little on the odd side anyway. My husband is my best friend and I enjoy being around my kids...most of the time. :-)


  1. Yeah! What you said! I've been wondering at all the parental joyful exhuberance as well.

    Me, well...I'm joyful for a different reason. All the kiddies are back at the big brick babysitting service which leaves the fun stuff like museums, zoos, parks, etc. free for me and my children to enjoy! YIIPEEEEEE!!!

  2. I've heard the same thing from parents in the store that I work at & wondered the very same thing. I agree with you. What did they want them for anyway? I always wanted my baby with me, & I didn't like being separated from him when he went to school in 1st & 2nd grade. I was so glad to have him home after that & he was so glad to be home!

  3. I think you are a wonderful mother. Your children are so lucky.

  4. I totally agree. I've always wondered the same thing. EVERYone around me thinks I'm crazy for homeschooling and not sending my kids to PS so I can have some "me" time.

    I love "me" time, just not in the form of 8 hours a day! I cannot even imagine.....

    I'm so glad to have my kiddos with me everyday. It's going to be over too soon and I plan on enjoying every second I have with them.