Sunday, December 24, 2006

Oh happy day they’re all home!

And I couldn’t be more exhausted.

Ugh. I forgot how totally out of sync with the real world kids get when they go away to school. I don’t know how my poor mom did it with 5 kids, but I’m not doing so well with my own 3 (and only 2 of them are college kids). Their crazy upside-down hours have my husband and I walking around like zombies. They’re up til 2 or 3 in the morning and then they’re wanting to sleep til 2 or 3 in the afternoon. And then I have to go and exacerbate my own agony by waiting up every night until every last kid is home safe and sound. Now my sane-self knows they’re keeping those god-forsaken hours at school where I have no clue when they drag into their dorm rooms, but when they are home my mother-hen self kicks into high gear and I just cannot go to sleep as long as I know any of them are still out. What’s up with that? (A little out of sight, out of mind maybe?)

Both our boys brought home friends from school this year. Add to the crowd their buddies from high school and of course my daughter and all her high school friends and what we’ve got here in our tiny little rental is a barely controlled chaos and sleeping bags everywhere.

Don’t get me wrong, we are absolutely thrilled to have our boys home again, we’ve certainly missed them, but I’m a little shocked at how well we must have adjusted to them being away at school. And in just a few short months, our daughter will be getting ready to leave for college and we will have to adjust to her being gone… and then coming home again. {yawn}

Off to bed… g’night.

Oh and Happy Holidays! Share


Anonymous said...

Cheer up try growing up being Polish in an Italian neighborhood. There are more accepting people out there than you know. Have a hug.

Seething Mom said...

Thank you Chumly! I needed the hug.

Thank you for visiting my place.