Okay you people who know me, know that I love my kids, would step in front of train for any one of them (even elijah!) but i’m soooo glad summer vacation is over. Our kids go back to school tomorrow, weeks ahead of the German school and before they would have had we been back in Edmonton.
This year camps were limited because of our crazy move across the pond so I did get to spend a ridiculous amount of time with them. I’m grateful for them, really. Nadia usually goes to at least 4 weeks of day camps and an overnight camp and this was Elijah’s first year with no Nonna at all for the entire summer. This year Nadia did a 3 week camp with an at risk group from her elementary school and Elijah did a week at the Y. It was not enough. Granted we had more together time and the kids have done amazingly well considering that we spent two weeks living at my friend Aimee’s and packed up everything they love and shipped it to a foreign country without even giving them a vote as to whether or not they wanted to come…but I’m done bonding. I ready for them to come home from the first few weeks of school so tired that they can barely keep their collective heads from dropping in their dinner plates. I’m ready for someone else to listen to their oh so amusing stories about stuff I don’t care about. (shut up, as if YOU care about the CARS movie so much that you’ve memorized every last detail of every last character and think it’s fun to ‘test’ you parents or the intricacies of Hannah Montana’s outfit that she wore on a show where no one knows she famous cause she wears a wig, sure you do)
Anyway, all the love to the parents out there who are getting weepy at the thought of little Johnny Underpants going back to school but I’m not like you. I can’t wait for the door to hit their asses on the way out!