Friday Flashback… On Sunday… I’m a Mom of 2 Going Back to School

The days just got away from me this past week… Ray was out of town last weekend and was supposed to come home Tuesday evening… but his flight was delayed and  his plane didn’t land until 1am…  much later than expected!! That made for both a very long day and a very short night. Needless to say Wednesday was shot… we were all just too tired to do anything! Noah also celebrated his birthday at preschool this week, and I was happy to be there to enjoy his “big day” with him. He’s so happy to be back and we’re so happy that he really and truly loves going there. 

This Last week’s Friday Flashback is a bit late… and quite a bit has changed since it was written. I’m no longer going to school… instead, I’m wading the entrepreneurial waters {and loving it!!!}. I no longer have 6 hours a week {outside of naptime} to devote just to myself… and I’m okay with that, because I know that I can have them if I need them.

Although I’m no longer going to school, I am still learning… just this time, instead of gaining knowledge from teachers and books, I’m gaining it from hands on experience… and that to me is much more rewarding!!

Friday Flashback at Mama Michie's Musings

I’m a Mom of 2 Going Back to School

I love my children. I can’t imagine what life would be like without them. And yet… I’m looking forward to classes starting up again in 4 weeks.

Had someone told me a year ago that I would one day say that I’m looking forward to going back to school, I think that I would have laughed politely and walked away thinking that they were an idiot!! I dreaded the thought of going to classes filled with teenagers and 20-somethings. I mean, here I was a mom in my 30’s (low 30’s thankyouverymuch) and I was sure that they would look at me and wonder what an old person like me was doing there.

Boy did I have it all wrong!! Sure… I was among the oldest in each of my classes, but I was by far not the oldest student in any of them. Sure… the classes were filled with teens just out of high school and 20-somethings, but they didn’t look at me funny. In fact many of them thought that I was in my low to mid 20’s… while I admit that I don’t necessarily look my age, I don’t think that I look 10 years younger!!

I’m only going to school part time… anything more than that would be too hard with the two little ones. So right now all I am taking is night classes. For two nights a week I get roughly 3 ½ hours to myself… I get to be an adult and try to forget about diapers, bedtimes and bottles. It’s a bit hard to do… especially if you have one at home that is still very dependent on you as her source of food, but it is possible and it is sooooo nice!!

So, after having spent an entire summer at home with my two munchkins… almost 24/7, I am not ashamed to say that I am looking forward to going back to school… because those 6 hours a week that I get to myself are almost as important as nap time!

I’m curious, do you have something that you do or somewhere that you go to that gives you  some “you” time?

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