I have had the last few days off of school. My professors were nice enough to have our tests before our break so that we didn’t have any homework over the holiday weekend. While normally I would be using this time to prepare for finals in a couple of weeks I decided to dedicate this time to my son instead. We both needed some time together. As a single mom it is so easy to get caught up in all of the little every day things that need to be done that we often don’t get real quality time together, like we did before.
When my son was two years old I decided to take a year off of school to spend time just being a mom. While there are definitely days that I’ve wished I had just gone straight through, the last few days have reminded me why I didn’t. Yes, it would be nice to be so close to done with school, especially now that I am single and don’t have much of an income anymore, but those times were irreplaceable and I will cherish them forever.
I miss the picnics in the backyard and making play-doh in the kitchen. I miss our little googly eyed creatures and dancing to our favorite country songs. Instead my days are filled with writing papers and folding the never ending piles of laundry., writing lesson plans and studying for tests. These last few days have helped me realize how much I’ve missed being a stay at home mom. I would do a lot to have those days back, but since life isn’t going to be slowing down again anytime soon I am just going to have to do what I can to squeeze in these little activities into our ever growing schedules. Life is busier than ever, but there are memories to be made, just me and my Logan bug.