Back to School – Sadness or Joy?

I have read various posts by mothers about the sadness they feel after having their children home all summer. Here is my comment to all those mothers.

I loved my 3 children and loved having them around all summer. But back to school meant they were growing up. Maturing. Getting closer to independence.

Now that the girls are married and parents themselves I am having a blast interacting with them as adults. Watching them with their children.

Back to School time? Don’t hate it. Rejoice in it. It is part of the circle of life.



  1. Ashley F says:

    It is interesting that we get so attached to things to quickly, but sometimes it is just time to move on.
    As a kid I remember that it was also hard for me, as I was very close to my parents. But we go through many different phases in our lives, with family, with work and with school and each time it all changes alot. Your friends move on too, and that is also quite sad. I live overseas and rarely see my friends and family, so I can certainly appreciate what parents go through at that time of year.
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  2. Get Smart says:

    Tip Three: Write Down the Details – Write down all the events your children are signed up for this summer: camp, summer school, arts and crafts classes, play dates, etc., so your sitter has all the details. If your kids would like to have friends over or want to go to a friend’s house, make sure to write down who they can visit, their contact information, addresses and details, so your sitter has them at hand.
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