Time to Dance!

Do you have a shopping list like this in your house?

36- #2 pencils
3 pair of scissors
14 glue sticks
5 boxes of tissues
3 highlighters
4 composition notebooks
6 dry erase markers
3 pink erasers
2 boxes of 24 crayons
2 boxes of washable markers
USB flash drive
5 binders
3 packages of dividers
9 folders
4 pkgs of filler paper
writing pens
colored pencils
3 hole zipper pouch
2 supply boxes
single subject notebook
12-inch metric ruler
post it notes
art cover up

The USB flash drive was my first dose of reality that we're not just in elementary school any longer. My oldest heads off to middle school in a few weeks, and wow! What a difference in the school supply list!

But really, how exciting is this time of year? I love it. I love back to school shopping just as much now as I did when I was a kid! I really do enjoy all the new notebooks, boxes of crayons and sharpening pencils for the very first time....

I also love knowing that very soon...30 days to be exact...all 3 of my children will be out of the house and off to school for the entire day. I have been waiting for this day for 5 years, and I never thought it would get here!

Now don't start shooting. I love my children as much as the next mother...more even. But I also love being able to go to the bathroom without hearing someone knock on the door in sync with the words "Mom!" I just like to be able to actually hear myself breathe once in awhile.

I'm not sure yet what I will do with that 6 hours of alone time. For the first few days...probably absolutely nothing other than to do a celebratory dance in a "David-like" manner (if you're scratching your head saying, "huh?"...just watch the video)