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An awesome first day of school, FINALLY

This morning was amazing. When I woke up at 6:15 am the shower in the first bathroom was already running. I could hear the sound of water dripping and teeth being brushed in the other bathroom.

Chris emerged from the bathroom already dressed his cloths matched and everything. I made breakfast while my other son got himself dressed and ready for the day.

This may not seem like a big deal to you but I remember a time when it was just me in the morning literally dragging my little boys into the shower, nagging them to brush their teeth (sometimes pinning them down) and arguing with them about their cloths. You try convincing a 5 year old that while that florescent stripped shirt his Grandma gave him may be his favorite shirt EVER he can't wear it to school.

Weather your kids like school are not, the first day can be really stressful for any parent. It can be just a little bit harder when you are the only one trying to do everything. If your still feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things you have to do alone now that you are a single parent (or just feel like a single parent sometimes) I hope you can find comfort in knowing it does get easier!!
My sons are amazing. As each school year rolls around they gain more confidence and take on more responsibility for daily activities. Now, they wake me up, often cook breakfast themselves, pick their own cloths, wash the dishes, mow the lawn and keep their room cleaner than mine. I couldn't ask for more. Except maybe a million dollars.
Okay, so maybe it's still hard to get good pictures of them, but
we can't have it all!


  1. I'm looking forward to my boys getting a little bit more self sufficient. I can't believe how big your boys are! They look like men.

    p.s. You are an awesome mom!

    1. People always think they are men..its crazy! And thanks :)
      Soon your boys will be doing everything on their own and you will probably actually kind of miss the days of doing everything for them, I know I do.


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