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Back-to-school brings a slew of emotions for parents. In a few short days, all three of my girls will be in some form of pre-school and my emotions have been all over the board.
On the one hand, I’m so excited to finally have two hours and ten minutes - on two days a week – all to myself. On the other hand, I’m overjoyed that I’ll be able to do things like go to the hardware store and the mall and the bank and the grocery store and if someone poops their pants while I’m at any of these places it’s SO not my problem.
I’m also ecstatic, blissful, delighted, elated, blithe, happy and exuberant.
I’m just all over the place.
If you follow me on STL Parent, you know that I’ve been waiting for this moment for four long years. Don’t get me wrong – I love hanging out with my girls. It’s my favorite thing to do. Well, if cyberstalking weren’t a thing. But I also really love burritos and if I did nothing but eat breathe and think them 24/7/365 my stomach would be completely shredded.
What I’m saying is that everyone needs a little space in our house because we’re all starting to get weird.
I’ve spent a lot of time this summer fantasizing about what I’m going to do with a total of four hours and twenty minutes a week all to myself and here is a short thought starter list of what I have planned so far:
-Finish my novel and become a New York Times bestselling author
-Learn how to play the banjo and perform in front of a screaming crowd of thousands, including anyone I’ve ever met as the world finally recognizes my coolness
-Focus on my workouts and obtain the perfect body, consisting of Beyonce’s butt, Angela Bassett’s arms and Jared Leto’s abs
-Learn how to cook dozens of healthy, organic meals and have a delicious dinner waiting on the table every night Nick comes home from work that the kids will devour and my family will applaud and chant my name as I do a back flip off of the dining room table
-Travel to Europe
-Pee with door open
So far I’ve just been focusing on the fall semester, obviously.
Anyhoo, I’m gearing up to go full throttle and I’d like to thank my friends at Ross Dress For Less for helping me get one step closer one of my kids-are-back-in-school goals with some fly new workout gear:
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