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Twas the night before school (this poem sums up what I felt last night, first day of school)

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Twas the Night Before School Starts

Twas the night before school starts, when all through the house
not a child was stirring, not even my spouse.
The backpacks were hung, in the mudroom with ease,
in the hopes our first morning, would be but a breeze.

The girls were both restless, alone in their beds
visions of homework crowded their heads.
While dad in his boxers, had called it a night

I in my pj’s couldn’t turn out the light.

Then out of my head, there arose such a clatter
I thought to myself, what the hell was the matter?
Over the hum of the dryer, and the washer’s soft swish
It suddenly became clear, that I’d gotten my wish.

After hours of driving, and long afternoons
bored children fighting, about games and cartoons.
My sanity had vanished, in the summer’s long stay
I remember now wishing, they would both go away.

Smiles and giggles sprung from my face,
as I danced through the kitchen, with ease and grace.
Because after breakfast, buses, and tea
I would have my house, completely kid free.

Now groceries! Now errands! Now showers and hair!
On writing! On workouts! On lunch, I’ll be there!
Without piles of crap and toys on the floor
I wouldn’t be embarrassed if someone came to the door.

And then in an instant, I saw my days pass
my sweet tiny babies’ first steps in the grass.
Their chubby little cheeks, fingers and toes
laughing and playing, where is your nose?

I choked back a sob, with a tear in my eye
the summer is now over, how did time fly?
They’re much too little to grow up this fast
There has to be a way, to make this all last.

I snuck up the stairs, and turned out the light.
kissed two sleepy heads, and tucked them in tight.
No more will I wish, for these days to flee
But hold my children, all the more closer to me.
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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manilowgal
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Covers all the feeling! Did you write that? I love it!
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MNmomto2
by Gold sister on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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No, but I could have. LOL. The last couple weeks the kid's have been driving me nuts. Then I found this poem and it hit me. Both my babies will be in school all day. Kind of made me choke back a tear. They were excited. I hope they are having a good day. Can't wait to hear how everything went. 

Quoting manilowgal:

Covers all the feeling! Did you write that? I love it!


manilowgal
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Well ya gotta let us know how they like it!

Quoting MNmomto2:

No, but I could have. LOL. The last couple weeks the kid's have been driving me nuts. Then I found this poem and it hit me. Both my babies will be in school all day. Kind of made me choke back a tear. They were excited. I hope they are having a good day. Can't wait to hear how everything went. 

Quoting manilowgal:

Covers all the feeling! Did you write that? I love it!


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starlight1968
by 40ish hang out queen on Sep. 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM

 OOOH I love that!!!

LFosterfarm
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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You need to save this and post it every single year when school starts! I even got choked up a little!
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sunflowers12
by Silver sister on Sep. 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM
Aw, so cute!! It's always something we would like to be rid of!! At the end of the school year your exited to be done with school n all the back n forth then once they ha e been home for a couple a months tearing the house apart your ready for them to go back but for only a few hours:)
crazymom729
by Cajun Witch (dealer) on Sep. 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

 hahahahaha, love it!!

maryg38
by Sweet Mary <3 on Sep. 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM
Love this!!! Both girls go to school tomorrow!!
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MichelleyG
by Sister on Sep. 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Wow, that just about covers it doesn't it??? =) Mine starts tomorrow morning and I gotta tell ya. I'm gonna miss her, LOL. Yes, our summer was F O R E V E R long, but now that school's starting tomorrow I'm feeling melancholy. (sureee it won't last long) thanks for sharing that. =)

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