August is ridikilus

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I am so over this week. This week has been crammed full of errands and activities and I am just OVER IT. The saddest thing of all? This is only the beginning.

My kids start school next week, but all of their activities started this week (actually some of it started last week, too) and I am already overwhelmed. This week I’ve had a funeral (not someone I knew personally, but the father of a neighbor we are very close to – still very sad though), cheer practice has started again, band practice for my son, trying to get my daughter her 7th grade vaccinations, meetings, an open house for the votech my son will be attending this year, uniform pickup, my sister’s birthday, and that doesn’t even include going to the grocery store and doing household stuff.

I feel like it all snuck up on me this week. I’ve been in such a blissful state all summer long with having very little required of me or my time. Having twenty things to do all in one week felt like a sucker punch to the jaw. It’s kind of been like this:

May: Yay! School’s out!! Activities are over!! Bring on summer!!

June: Chillin’ out. Relaxing. Going to the lake, having picnics, good times, good times. 

July: Hanging out. Taking a vacation. Napnapnapnapnap. 

August: BAM! 

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I mean really, my head is spinning!

Hopefully after school starts I’ll get used to being in a routine and it won’t be too painful to get back in the groove.

Until then, I’m just going to put my head down and sob softly and try to get through the rest of this week without losing my ever-lovin’ mind. If you don’t hear from me, I’ve probably run away to the Islands (I don’t know which islands, any islands will do at this point) and am sitting under an umbrella with a fruity drink in hand. I’ll send you a postcard.

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9 thoughts on “August is ridikilus

  1. Barb

    Hi there, I notice that one of your pics is from another website (Hyperbole and a Half)– it would be a good idea to cite the source as her work is copyrighted.

  2. Kyra

    I’m with ya, mine will get rolling towards the end of august and then I’ll have a breakdown somewhere around October, I think. 🙂

  3. My house has been emptying, steadily. Down to one kid now. Different kind of adjustment. I do better with the lots going on, busy, on the run life. Enjoy it while you can.

  4. debby

    Like I’ve said to you before–I don’t know how you people (referring to working moms) do it! Good luck! Maybe fit in a little secret session at Starbuck’s with your kindle after dropping off one kid and before you pick up the other?

  5. My daughter is going into her senior year of college, but I do not miss all the back to school stuff that went on – luckily she’s super organized and does everything herself – lucky me! 😀

  6. Me.Too.

    Do you think I could get 12 weekly library visits in the remainder of this week? How about all the cooking lessons for my kids? They were going to be mini chefs by now. I was going to help my 7 y.o. know all his math facts before 3rd grade. My daughter was going to have a head-start on 7th grade math. We were all going to learn to meditate and practice yoga together (yes, I’m serious). I had alllllll summer to do those things. Poof. Gone. And I, too, have been feeling the anxiety of being taxi mom, helping with homework, and all that (could really use those meditation and yoga skills by now). I think it’s the extracurricular activities and their schedules that are getting to me.

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