The Yellow School Bus of Envy

So this is the time of year where the last of summer’s fun is shadowed by back to school shopping, orientations, and all that good stuff. Some of my mommy friends are getting excited for the first day of school. However, in my house, it is not a big deal because my kids are homeschooled.
I am not going to get into the whole debate about homeschool today. I homeschool because it works with my family. It is not for everyone. I did not even think I was going to do it, then my husband switched careers to one where he is gone a lot. So homeschooling lets us spend more time as a family when he is home and gives us the opportunity to occasionally visit him when he is away. It has its ups and downs, and sometimes I am frustrated, but I really do love it.
However, there are times when I see the yellow busses pass by that I sometimes wish my children were on them if only to have a few hours to myself. With the husband being gone so much, sometimes I just want a little peace and quiet. Actually, I would settle for being able to go into the bathroom by myself or if I am by myself, I wish not to have someone on the other end pounding on the door until I come out of the bathroom. A girl can dream, right?
I guess on the positive side, while I am not sending my munchkins on the Big Yellow Twinkies, I get to sleep just a little more. Okay, so right now, that equivilates to 8am, but it is better than nothing. Plus it is helpful when about the only time I get to talk to my husband is late at night.
Yes, I live a weird life. So does my family. We are okay with that…most of the time.


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