Sunday, January 04, 2009

Blue...

I'm so blue today.

Our family of five has been together, day in and day out, for the last 14 days. Tomorrow John goes back to work. The kids don't start back until Tuesday and I imagine they'll be sad along with me tomorrow when it dwindles down to four of us at home.  

I can't express how much I love being at home with my family. Lazing around. Reading. Watching movies. Playing games. Talking. Running errands. Cooking. Eating. Laughing. We all love it.

I'm so blue right now and wishing I could make this day linger forever. 

A friend called me last evening and our conversation turned to the start of school on Tuesday. She asked if I was "so ready for them to go back". 

I'm not. At all. 

20 comments:

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I totally sympathize. My kids go back tomorrow and Wes will too. I treasure this time of year when we get to take a break and just be together.

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I'm the opposite...I'm so ready for Logan to go to school so we can get back on routine. I know it's just a stage but the 2 of mine just feed off of each other. I wish my kids got a long better...hopefully the older they get the better.

JennaG said...

I have never understood parents who were excited about school starting back. I would miss my kids terribly--that's why I keep two of them at home with me!!! I'm sorry you're blue.

Kellie said...

I'm with you friend.

We call it the Sunday Blues around here. We all get mopey and sad.

I'll be thinking and praying for you. Praying that tomorrow will be a great day.

MiMi said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. I have hardly been able to enjoy today for dreading going back to work tomorrow! I have so enjoyed being home with my family for a few days and am already counting down to the next time I have some days off!

I DO, however, need to get back to a "normal" routine so that I stop eating as much as I have over the holidays! Otherwise, I may weigh 300 lbs. soon! lol

Betsy said...

So sad....I can totally relate, Meredith! I call it the Sunday Blues, too, just like Kellie! But it's worse when you've been together for a long time like
Christmas. Just soak up these last few hours together! Hope your week goes well. By the way...how is your dad doing?

Amber said...

I'm with you, Mer....of course, I don't want to go back to work (that could have something to do with it) but, it really does make me sad to know that the hustle and bustle is about to start again...so sad.

Enjoy your last few hours together!

Lisa said...

We have really enjoyed 2 weeks without dance classes or swim practices. We have spent a lot of time together, played a lot of Wii, and watched a lot of movies. Tomorrow we are back to the normal routine and bustle. I am a bit sad, but I like structure too.

Gretchen said...

I'm ready for routine--routine, not craziness. Tomorrow will be tough, though, routine with a capital R. Big goes of to China for 10 days--waaaah, and drama girl goes back to her school. David starts on Tue.

I'm sorry you're blue. Sending hugs.

Barb said...
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Barb said...

I do understand. And I agree with Stephanie - this feeling used to happen to me on Sundays. Life is so busy and so hectic, it's nice when we have chunks of time to just be together. It doesn't matter if it's two weeks at Christmas, or just your ordinary weekends. It's always hard when everyone goes back to their normal routine.

My advice? Look forward to your weekends and treasure them. I know you do.

This passes. Life gets back to "normal" and we get used to it again. But I loved my two weeks too, crazy as they were, and like you, I feel a little sad.

Elizabeth said...

I feel the same way! My kids go back to school tomorrow and I am so, so sad. It was really hard to put them to bed knowing that they are leaving in the morning. It's going to be so quiet!

It's All Good! said...

That has to be hard. I homeschool, so I don't feel the effects exactly like you.
I do remember those feelings as a child tho'.
I pray His peace on you and the kiddos on Tuesday.
God bless

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I'm ready for routine but not ready for Joel to go back to work Tuesday. It's been nice having him around all day. I know the kids will be sad.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm not quite there yet...my little one gets to stay with me for another year or two yet, but I know that I would feel exactly the same way if she were heading back to school tomorrow. I am such a homebody and I love having my family around me.

Michele said...

I'm sorry you're blue. I would feel exactly the same way as you do though! I hope the kids first Tues. back goes by quickly for you! Happy Monday Meredith!

By the way your comment about me being mama in high heels, but in my picture I am barefooted made me laugh out loud. That is typical ME!!! It is almost like an oxymoron isn't it? Yep, that is a good word to describe me - oxymoron:)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Me too. If I wasn't starting school today too, I'd be really sad. Almost makes me want to homeschool...

Holly said...

Praying that you and the kids have a wonderful day together filled with all the things you love best!

Jacquie said...

I know exactly how you feel. I layed around all gloomy for a couple days after Kale and Kayla went back to Fayetteville. I JUST love having them all home under one roof. We just enjoy each other's company so much!

Heather said...

I posted about this exact thing yesterday! AND I am reading this on Tues. and I spent the whole day cleaning my house, too. (Although I still had a few e-mail checks!!!)
We are the same person this week!