Vacations are Almost Done and Back-to-School is Soon


We spent the last 10 days traveling to see my parents. I don’t fly (until I can get my pilot license – which I am NOT working towards) I am a bit of a control freak. I know myself well enough to know that I want to be in control (all illusion I know, but let me pretend). So, just the driving takes 12+ hours each way depending on the weather through the mountains, traffic, etc….

We had a great visit. Each time we leave it is harder and harder to say good-bye. I am more and more acutely aware that this may be the last time I can say good-bye. We are never promised more time but I can feel that end staring us in the face. It breaks my heart to have to be so far away. They understand it, or accept it probably more than I do.

After getting back home last night we have one week until school starts. I have a list of all the things we now need to get done like washing back packs, buying new sneakers (which we did at 8:30 pm last night – so no new dinner), and cleaning bedrooms. My kids are thrilled (sarcasm). But, once we all get back into the routine of school I know things will settle down.

Both kids have great things they are looking forward to this school year. My son is auditioning for the musical “Beauty and the Beast” during the second week of school. He would love to be the beast but we will see. He is on the school newspaper and in the orchestra that is traveling to New York City next Spring. My daughter is dancing and teaching dance at her Irish dance studio. She LOVES the littles and they love her. She also works at our local library and goes to school full-time. Oh, and she is dancing on a celli (team) Irish dance and going to Oireachtas (regionals) in Nashville this fall. So, lots of great stuff coming up! I just need to stay focused on all the great things going on.

What do you have coming up this fall?

 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. It sounds like an exciting year ahead for the kids! I wish them great success with all their endeavours.

    I know what you about seeing and leaving your parents now that they are getting older. I felt the same way when I saw my mom last year who lives across the country on the other coast. She’s coming to visit me this year to see my new house, and the area we live in now. I’m sure I’ll feel like hanging on to her forever and not let her go when it’s time for her to head back home.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It’s so hard as they age. But, I have made a promise to try and see them more.

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  2. Erika Kind says:

    I understand your feelings well, Marci. You already conveyed it so well. There is this lump in the throat and the heaviness in the heart. But you do what you can and as you said, you might be much harder on yourself than everybody else. I also believe that your visits are so treasured and appreciated since they know the effort you make only because of your love. Big hugs, Marci 💖

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Erika (as always I appreciate your kind words!).

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  3. artandicon says:

    So glad you still have your folks & time to treasure them. Plus the hectic and exciting days of the kids’ school adventures. Good luck and stay well. Food prep and crockpot will be your friend this year, I think. God bless.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! I love my parents and know I am so fortunate to have this time to prepare. I use my slow cooker ALL the time. It is out on my counter all year-round.

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