Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Back to school blues ...

The holiday's are over … and I guess they had to end,
Cause the "I'm bored" and "What's to eat?" … have sent me round the bend.
But I will miss the sleep ins … and the lazy non routine,
The idle way I spent the days … reclining like a Queen.


I'll miss the "who cares" attitude I felt towards the washing,
And the guilty thought of dirty floors … I've successfully been squashing.
But now that it's all over … there's really just one winner,
Cause now we're back to normal … I might make Hubby's dinner.

But I must face the cold, hard truth … and no longer be a dreamer,
There are two boys in high school … and yep … one's now a senior.
This reality is hard to swallow … it's detrimental to my health,
How can he be a senior … when I was only just at school myself?


But I'll toughen up and face the facts … if I may be so bold,
There's only one thing this can mean … I'm really getting old.

By Me

34 comments:

  1. Awwwww...he'll always be your little baby.

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    1. He sure will … whether he likes it or not … though I suspect on laundry day he'll quite like it ;0)
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  2. But look how freaking tall he is!!!!!!

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    1. He really is … that picture doesn't do it justice … I think there was fertiliser in the water throughout these holidays.
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  3. When they head off to school you should just find a very comfy place to recline in and pretend your holiday is still happening!!!! Works for me. Oh and you are not old, none of us are old, that is a dirty word, we are mature!!

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    1. Oh I'm still finding it very hard to shake off the holiday laziness … I had good intentions to clean bathrooms and mop floors … instead I played Angry Birds on the iPad … oops!!!! What were you saying about mature??
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  4. Love this little ditty! Oh, I am so not looking forward to the end of the school holidays next week... x

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  5. Love this. Mine look so grown up in their uniforms today, it's a bit sad this growing up business. I'm going to miss the lazy routine too xx

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    1. Yes … I do find it a bit sad sometimes … and then other times it makes me ecstatically happy ;0)
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  6. The back to school blues can quickly turn into the freedom to do what you want when they are back in school! and why are they growing so quickly! my youngest starts High School this year, what happened? we're not getting old, we are edging towards our own Independence! at the moment I am having thoughts of grown up independent children having lives and holidays just for me and the Mr, oh my Gah! x x x

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    1. I KNOW … that light at the end of the tunnel that always seemed sooooo far away is just around the corner now. Hubby and I are already planning the overseas trips we are going to take .. .and the kids don't like it one little bit ;0)
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  7. Hehe...I have the post holiday blues and the impending school routine coming all tolled into one. We hit the uniform shop today.....I agree ..it was nly yesterday my mum was masking me a school skirt.

    Enjoy the quietness of the house.
    Xx

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    1. Oh I despise the uniform shop … every one in it always has a frantic look in their eyes :0)
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  8. Hey, when did you get so clever! That's a splendid poem!!!
    Post holiday blues...I still have 'em, and I've been back at work 4 weeks, I think. Sigh.
    XXX

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    1. Just hang in there … it will be next Christmas before we know it ;0)
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  9. I watched TWO boys walk into the high school this morning - apparently they were my little boys!

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  10. I do so love A Jo Poem. You are so clever and funny and... a senior?! Surely he's not old enough? Surely you're not either!!!! x

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    1. Well that's what I thought too … but apparently I was wrong ;0)
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  11. PS - LOVE the new look, Jo! Apologies if you've had that cute header for a while and I've only just noticed. x

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    1. Thanks Bron … it's a pretty recent bit of blog DIY :0)
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  12. Lovely poem. Mine seem to be doing it backwards! Up early in the holidays but since school started, sleeping in!

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    1. Oh dear … I've got one that does that :0)
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  13. I love this. So cute and clever. Great pic too!

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    1. Glad you liked it Jodi … I swear sometimes my brain talks to itself in rhyme ;0)
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  15. Oh time does go by too quickly, but you're anything but senior!! x

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  16. I've got them right now! Love your poem and that boy of yours is growing up to be a right little looker. I bet all the girls fancy him. xxx

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    1. He'd love to think so ;0)
      Welcome back … hope the holiday was wonderful.
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