Why I Don't Want School to Start

Any of you who know me in real life are probably shocked to read the title of this post. Marie doesn't want school to start? That doesn't sound like her at all!

And it's true, that doesn't sound like me. I'm usually counting the minutes until the first bell by this time each summer! But this year I'm not quite ready to see summer end. Oh, I'm definitely ready to hear less bickering, but I'm not ready for...

No more sleeping in. Our bus comes waaaay too early at 6:17. Seriously, it's still dark part of the year at that time. Summer mornings are my friend. 

Less travel. This summer we've gone some fun places and the school schedule puts a damper on our adventures. 

Two girls entering middle school. That's scary. Girl drama in middle school is no joke and the thought of going through all that again makes me want summer to stay a little longer. 

Evenings filled with homework and sports practices. Need I say more? It's going to be hard to see the dinner hour shrink and all that busyness settle in again. 

And this...

My son is a senior. Freeze time and let's stay right here. I thought it would be easier to go through it the second time, but I'm already feeling sentimental at every sappy commercial and Facebook post. Finding an old photograph moves me to tears. It's not going to be any easier to let go of this guy than it was my oldest daughter.

Yes indeed, summer 2015 was an especially good one and I'm sad to see these loves of mine go back to school.


  1. Oh gosh! 6.17am....I struggle to get up for 7am on a school morning! Eek! That would seriously depress me....I want summer to last forever too.

  2. I don't even make it out of bed until 6:45AM....how can these kids be at the bus for 6:17AM??? How exciting to be a senior though, I loved being a senior in college and in high school. Good luck to your daughters! I'm sure they will do fine :)

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  3. I'm feeling exactly the same way. Usually I love the start of the school year, but my youngest is a senior this year and I'm dreading it!

  4. I dread the start of the school year. Mainly because of waking up (about the same time as you, unfortunately) and because of busy busy busy evenings where we don't have time to do anything except for sports practice, instrument practice, homework, dinner, and bed. That gets tiring Monday-Friday after a while!

  5. Wow that is early for the school bus... it must seem like the middle of the night during winter! Good luck to your eldest son for his senior year at school and here's hoping the move to middle school for your twin daughters goes smoothly x

  6. I feel exactly the same way, Marie! But 6:17 - oh my gosh! My kids leave at 7:00, which is early enough for me.

    I have a senior this year too, and I'm trying very hard not to think about her leaving in a year.


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