Thursday, September 04, 2008

Schoolday Blues

My young ones went back to school today.

They were up bright and early, all sorted and in school in plenty of time before the bell.

When I got home, I felt so "cheesed off" that it is difficult to articulate. The house was so very, very quiet. Much too quiet, in fact.
I didn't like it at all. I could not settle to do anything productive except a small amount of ironing. I paced, I grumped, I felt thoroughly unsettled. Ridiculous, I know !

I was delighted when it was time to collect them from school and have the usual mayhem :-)
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Philippa said...

My kids have been gone for a few years, but I am finding myself doing the same thing because my class schedule is not so demanding this year. Now that I have free time I am not filling it with anything!

I know how you feel!!!

Mimi said...

I tend to fill free time with too much sitting in front of the computer, sadly.

May it be a blessed school year for all!

Anonymous said...

Blessings for all for this school year.

And your thoughts sound reasonable; when your schedule changes, it does take time to adjust. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Today was my first Friday working in our church office, and I had to leave the kids with a sitter. They had fun while they were there, but they were disasters by the time we got home. I hope every Friday isn't like this! At least I know they missed me :)

I am glad that you enjoyed your "Mayhem".

Solomon said...

The beginning of the school year means the end of free time for me!

Our Younger Child apparently spend a lot of the time at home wanting to know how long it is until they collect the Older Child. This about to change, since she starts Reception in one week. Since she is a summer term baby, she will go half-time til nearly Christmas, so the Woman will be eased into the daily empty nest.

Meg said...

I have been there all too often. When our first got married and moved out, it was like losing four children at once, and when our second left home too, that was when I developed a serious relationship with my computer during the day. 5:00 pm was the worst -- that's the time of day that's usually busiest, fixing supper and doing a bit of rushed tidying so Dad walks into a clean house, kids wanting help with their homework -- and once they're gone, and 5:00 pm is just another hour on the clock -- well, the only thing that got me through it was prayer. As in Vespers. I do feel for you, Orthodox Mum!

RC said...

that's very sweet. i hope that now a few days have passed that you're less grumbly.

it's of course lovely that you miss them.