This week is the last week before school starts. The week when I get the crazy in my eyes, trying to get those kids back into a routine! Get some sleep! Wake up early! (all for me AND them) Label the supplies! Fill up the backpacks! Lay out the first day of school clothes! Take lots of pictures! Pack their lunches!

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I’m not ready. This summer was so weird, weather-wise, that it didn’t even feel like summer until late June. It rarely got up into the 90s at all. (Last year, by this time, we had seen at least a month’s worth of 100+ degree days)

We didn’t plan a lot of activities, focusing just on bible school, an overnight camp for the oldest, and swimming lessons. We took some trips, and I spent a week without the kids (which was nice, and quiet, and lonely at times.) The kids didn’t really get bored for long. They fought some, but it didn’t last. They watched a lot of TV and played a lot of Minecraft, but they also played with LEGO sets and dolls and there was a lot of pretend happening.

I just today received the letter in the mail saying that our four year old would be in the morning preschool class. Less than an hour later, I talked to the bus coordinator and got all three kids’ bus schedules worked out. (I’ll be picking up and dropping off more than I’d like, but I’m thankful that I have the choice to send my kids on the bus or not, and make the decision about how long I’m willing to let them ride. More than an hour? TOO. LONG.)

I’m not ready. Logistically? We’re good to go. We’ve got supplies, backpacks, clothes. I know when and how the kids will get to school and home. Other than which teachers the big two will have, not much is unknown at this point.

But in my mama heart? And my sleep-deprived wait-I-have-to-start-waking-up-at-6:15-everyday-again eyes? I could use a few more weeks of summer.

This guy, though? I bet he’s more than ready to have mama to himself for a couple of hours every day.

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When does school start back up for you? Are you ready?

Sarah at The Sunday Spill and I want to see your funny, your yummy, your heartfelt, your favorite phone photos of the week. All you need is a blog post containing at least one photo from any phone camera. Link up below!

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