Just swinging by quickly to give some props to my dear friend Erika Sanzi from Good School Hunting who has a killer blog today — taking a well-deserved victory lap for surviving the summer with three boys.
I did it. I made it to the end of summer as a mom of three boys who works from home. Though the way I see it, all parents who make it to the end of the summer road deserve a high five. I mean, putting aside the moms who love to be with their children every waking moment and entertain them with pipe cleaners and glue and whatever else they sell at Michael’s, most moms are feeling kinda done with summer. There is no doubt that motherhood is the greatest gift. But so is the first day of school. And today, I am ripping that gift WIDE open.
Not going to lie. I also feel like I’ve been through a war. This single Mom stuff ain’t for the faint of heart. Neither is back to school shopping. What did I do the day after the Massachusetts Parents United Convention? THERE’S NO REST IN THIS HOUSE.
I’ve spent $456 on back to school supplies so far. About $75 of that was just on underwear for the butts of little boys. What’s wrong with their current underwear? Nothing really. But back to school means everything has to be brand new.
Did I mention socks? I seriously just bought $57 in socks. All of which will be worn exactly once and promptly lost forever.
But gosh, they are awfully cute. I guess we’ll be back at Walmart again next month …
What do you think?