September. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and I for one, cannot wait for its arrival.
And before you all think I’m mean and don’t like my kids, shush. I love my children very much, and just as they love me more when I buy them nice presents, I love them more when they’re in school. I will admit, when they were younger it was harder to send them off to school. Now …. not so much.
Frankly, they like it too. They love being with their friends all day, playing on school sports teams and not having a long list of chores. They also miss the routine that I am so desperately craving. There’s something secure and comforting about knowing exactly what you need to be doing at any given time. When they’re busy, they’re not in trouble. I like busy children.
September is also my January. My “new year” always begins on September 1st as my life revolves around the children anyways. It’s a great time to start new things. Going on a diet, heading to the gym and getting your house in order are all perfect September activities. We ‘re already helping our kids be successful and teaching them to start their year off on a good foot, why not do the same for ourselves?
January is just the half-way point of the year and it’s the time we have to send more pencils, erasers and kleenex to school. It’s not a good time for changing anything, especially since you’re too fat from Christmas anyways. If you start changes in September … they’re a lot easier to stick to come to December. That’s my theory anyways.
The arrival of September means that Fall is soon on it’s way and that the hot weather is over. I don’t like being hot. At all. I love Fall, changing leaves, cooler temps, jeans and sweatshirts and cooking in a crockpot. It also means new socks for everyone as August 30th is the bi-annual “throwing away of the lonely and ugly socks” day. Good-bye to the stinky, holey and un-matched socks … hello to new white clean ones.
It also means it’s time for my shoppping pilgrimmage to Target, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Big Lots and Ross. I get to eat biscuits and gravy for breakfast and go to Old Country Buffet for lunch. (Not exactly sure how I’m going to make those 2 experiences gluten-free, but I sure am going to try). I will fill my motorhome with $2 boxes of cereal, shoes and whatever else calls my name at The Dollar Tree. It really is a blessed event, and one of the best weeks in Fall.
So .. as September draws closer, please know that I won’t be crying at the door as my children head off to the bus. I will be shoving them out the door with their new backpacks and $100 calculators and waving good-bye. As soon as I’m done singing and rejoicing, I’ll probably have a little nap and then celebrate the start of the new year.
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