The title and inspiration for today’s post comes from my friend Shelby Medlin. Shelby is a Super Swim Team Parent and Multi-Star Mom of Many Talents (more of which I’m sure I’ll discover if I just hang out a bit longer at school dropoff and pickup time).
Shelby and I and many other friends dropped our kids off at school today for an all new adventure. Here are my two monkeys:
So now, without further adieu*, Shelby’s thoughts on this day:
‘Twas the night before the first day of school,
For 2014/2015, this Mommy’s no fool.
I have all their gear packed and ready to take,
They will have to carry their lunches in their hands,
For too many requested supplies, for heaven’s sake.
Their new outfits and shoes all laid out and ready for dressing,
For the morning shall bring lots of chaos and screams,
“Get in the damn car! This Momma’s not messing!”
Excitement and nerves will fill our Sienna,
As rush hour traffic used to be a has been-a.
We will fight back the jitters, the parking lot traffic,
And the crowded halls and be quite dramatic.
Looking for classrooms, mates, missed friends and our new teachers,
Here’s your new room and all its new features.
We think, not too loud for the kids, they will see,
How enthusiastic we are to be…
With a hug and a kiss, we say “see you soon!”,
As we head for the door, we give a confident, albeit apologetic, smile to the teacher of the impending typhoon.
After a second kiss and hug and reassurance of success,
You step out to your freedom and realize you’re a mess.
One year older, another year gone by, all the things you could have done,
Somehow you understand this freedom’s just begun.
They will need you a little less as they learn their new skills,
Your babies are growing and the thought of that kills.
Safe be all of our friends and our family,
A new school year is upon us,
And this one’s a dandy!
* Yes, I know that should say ado, but, you know, it’s a poem about saying goodbye so adieu it stays.