Tears filling up in your eyes, your baby is off to school. Where has the time gone? You have packed their lunches, and sent them off with hugs and kisses. You turn around and walk up the driveway into your quiet lonely house.
And...this is one of my most favorite moments of the day. My quiet and lonely house. Ok not so lonely because I talk to my dog a lot. Bernie (the dog) and I go out every morning with my girls to wait for the school bus. We chat and wait and try to stay warm until the bus comes. We say our good-byes tails wagging. My girls get on the bus and Bernie and I walk up the driveway. My dog is as happy as can be and so I am. I am thinking about my hot cup of coffee in peace. I am thinking about the things I need to get done for the day and finally having the focus (somewhat) to do them. It is just a moment of a deep breath.
Lets face it, we love our kids - of course, but mornings are chaotic. Getting kids out the door is a task that is fit for a drill sergent. It is repetitive, exhausting, and well, there are some morning that my energy is drained before the day begins. I need the silence, I need my hot cup of coffee in peace! For many of us, we have waited years for this. For me it has been eight years, both my girls get on the bus and out the door at the same time - yeah!
I love being a mom, and I do miss them during the day, and I am not complaining about being a mom. It is just my little guilty pleasure of having some time to myself. Mentally all moms need it. Our brains are on the go constantly, we need are moments and I will cherish mine!