I am feeling a tad bit jealous of some of you mamas out there, today. It is silly, really, because I love my life, but I am longing to be in some of your shoes for just a day. Ok, maybe for more than a day. Maybe a week. Or 2.
I got up early this morning and have spent 2 hours trying to print out a template for lesson plans. I have spent 2 weeks reading up on the living creatures of the sea and organizing science notebooks so that I can pretend like I know what I am teaching my chicks. I have spent a month trying to learn about the history of this great nation and I still don’t know a hill of beans about America. I can name about 8 presidents and about 10 capitals, but I know very little about anything that happened before or after the Boston Tea Party. And I haven’t even opened the math books yet. Math truly scares me. I stare at pages and pages of fractions and the beginnings of Algebra and blink my eyes in disbelief. “Why do they need to know this?” I ask myself.
So today, as I scroll through your back-to-school pictures, I am envious of what I think you mamas may be doing today while your kids are away. I envision some of you drinking cup after cup of hot coffee. I imagine some of you enjoying lunch out with other mamas of school-agers. Maybe some of you lucky moms got a pedicure or a much needed massage. Maybe some of you rebels even crawled back into bed the minute your kiddos walked out the front door.
Ok, you can laugh now. I have a big imagination that likes to run away and I have dreamed big dreams for you mamas, today. I’m sure your day looked a like mine, minus the lesson planning and sea creature stuff. You cleaned up the breakfast dishes and made beds. You tossed in a few loads of laundry and planned dinner. You ate lunch standing over the kitchen sink and prayed that your kids would have an awesome day at school.
So, keep posting awesome pictures of your chicks and I’ll keep dreaming big dreams for you guys. And dream a big dream for me, too. School starts next week and I have a lot to learn.