With summer holidays coming to an end most mothers can’t wait for a break from the sibling rivalry, late nights, and do not forget the ever present echo of “I want.” By the time August hits most moms are more excited than their kids for the day-to-day routine back to school brings.
As they shop for school supplies it is like watching children in a candy store. With their fixed smiles plastered on their overjoyed faces. The isles are abuzz with their polite parley and fun banter, as they exchange kind “hellos” and high fives. They’re all getting ready to set sail on the same ship. It may not be the “Good Ship Lollipop” but rather its own sweet and tantalizing journey, with the promise of a satisfying splendour to be reached by all!
Ahhh, yes back to school. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
Today is the day all mothers unite and sing the same tune. A song of the habitual early morning breakfasts, packed lunches, and off onto the bus.
No more of the marooning cords that have been played for the past two months. The stresses of how to fill the days disappear, and the repeated “I’m bored” is silenced.
And tomorrow morning at 9:00am a contented sigh may escape, for all will be normal once again.
In celebration of back to school I’ve added a song.