This day has been sitting here waiting for 5 years, 8 months, and 10 days- give or take. I dropped my daughter off for her first full day of Kindergarten this morning. I had to be more nervous than she considering our conversation as we pulled up to the front of the school.
Me: "Ok, now you know you go in the front doors, go left, down the hall..." (I got cut off).
Her: "I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! Don't worry mom!"
Me: "Love you"
Her: Slams the door and runs off.
Certainly thankful it went that way and not a couple of scenario's I had in my head of a screaming, reluctant girl. On the drive home I start to plan out my day. My first day of freedom.
1. Go for my 1 hour power walk
2. Do dishes
4. Sew up a few things I haven't had time for
So I get home and get right to my list. Ummm...school started at 8 am and I'm done with my list by 9:45. Five hours and 15 minutes to go. Now what? Without "Mom I'm hungry", "Mom, play with me", "Mom, I need ______!", "Mom, let's go to the park"...etc. I was a little lost. I found myself with dishes done, floors clean, beds made, laundry done, dogs taken care of, bills paid, recent photographs ready for a 2013 calendar submittal and then....nothing. The house was so quiet except for the occasional bark of one of my dogs at something only they seem to hear. Being a stay at home mom is great but maybe only when you actually have a child at home all day. I need something or someone to keep me on my toes all day and my two dogs laying around like lumps isn't cutting it.
Day one down and the only conclusion I can find is---I need a job.