Back to School
It’s the first day of school today and it’s so great to see so many happy, smiling faces, so much energy and enthusiasm. And that’s just the parents! WHAT THE.
Seriously though, who is happier that school has started again: the kids or the parents. My daughter is excited to see her friends and as far as I’m concerned, they can have her. The last few weeks of this waning summer have been trying. Not quite “put-her-in-a-bag-and-throw-her-in-a-river” trying, but close. In my sympathetic moments, I understand that her whining and complaining is probably an outward cry for attention and a way of coping with stress about school starting again. Or else it’s evidence of our poor parenting. But it’s been maddening. And so I am glad to be rid of her for a part of the week.
It doesn’t feel good to say that, but I think it’s okay. People get sick of each other, right? I do. You love your weird friend Charlie, but in small doses right? My daughter’s less weird and the dose is larger. But I’ve OD’ed lately on the begging and complaining and whining. Maybe our second grade teacher can reform her.
If you’re tired of your kid, rejoice! School is back in session and soon you will start loving them again.
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