chantal stone photography: the blog

August 22, 2007

I’m a good mom, really…

Filed under: Personal,Photography — chantal @ 9:49 am

But I have to admit that I can’t wait for school to begin next week. I love my kids to death, but having all three at home All day Every day is exhausting. And I have more and more work to do which never gets done because the kids always want to go somewhere and do something, and I can’t exactly expect them to sit in front of the TV all day just to appease me….so we end up going out—to the park, to the pool, to the movies…where ever.

It’s been raining the past few days so the other day during a downpour they ran outside in their pajamas.


(as a matter of fact…they’re outside in the rain right now!)

Seriously though….my anticipation for back to school….or BTS as we call it…is as much for their benefit as it is my own. A 12 and 10 yr old brother and sister duo can only tolerate each other for so long….I know they are more than ready to have the 7-hours-a-day break from each other. The only one who will really suffer is the Baby (ok, she’s 4 1/2, not exactly a baby anymore, but the name stuck: “The Baby”….she’ll be 28 and we’ll still be calling her The Baby). She adores her brother and sister and will surely miss them every day. Luckily though, she starts pre-K in 2 weeks, which is 4 days a week….great for her, great for me 🙂

What also begins are the hurried evenings of dinner-homework-bath-bed, the driving back and forth from schools to dance rehearsals, to drama practices, to the library, to the store because someone needs yet another binder or more pencils or something else crazy, back to the dance studio to pick someone up, back to the store again because some else forgot to tell me they need to pack lunch tomorrow for whatever reason and of course we don’t have anymore juice boxes left…and lets not forget the early mornings of “Moooomm where’s my ____??”; and “Mooooomm, I hate this outfit!”; and “Mooooommm I need money for _____!” —knowing full well I gave the other kid my last $5.

So umm…maybe I should just appreciate my last few days of lazy summer days, because with three kids going to three different schools, all leaving and coming home at different times, plus the full gamut of activities that all three are involved in, who am I kidding? I still won’t get any peace. 🙂



  1. I’m with you, but I’ve only got one at home and I’ve rather enjoyed my summer! No fights in my house!!!

    Now, it’s time to go back to the routine of getting up at 5:45 AM, leaving at 6:45, dropping Tony off at 7:10, arriving at work at 7:30AM, blah, blah, blah. I don’t miss that. I’ll be glad when he starts driving … next school year, probably! Then, I will be truly free!

    I’ve been enjoying getting up at 6:00 AM, relaxing, reading, watching the birds, until about 8:30, then heading to work. “Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end …”

    Comment by paul — August 22, 2007 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  2. Chantal,

    I’m the baby of the family, I’m 51 now and I’m still called “The Baby!” Nice shot!


    Comment by Sherri Meyer — September 7, 2007 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

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