This is it.
Summer is officially over.
I know, I know. Good old “Kyle” on Storm Team8 claims we are entering into a big old heat wave and temperatures are going to soar into the 90’s. I realize this SOUNDS like summer is still here. But it is not.
Tonight (Monday), I start teaching. Monday and Wednesday nights I will be teaching a composition class at Grand Rapids Community College.
Also this week? Meeting start at my high school teaching job. And students will be back in the desks the day after labor day.
I will be logging more than 60 hours a week with driving and working combined.
Every day I will leave before my little buddy is awake.
Two nights a week I won’t return until after he is sleeping.
I will see even less of Cortney because he too is starting classes. He will be in class Monday and Thursday evenings. And he will be gone bowling Tuesday evenings.
We will go from being a family of three who sees each other from sun up to sun down every single day, to being a family of 3 who is only together on weekends.
I really, REALLY wanted to blog about something else. Something more cheerful. Especially since I was able to find my bond with my little boy (as posted about yesterday…in the post below this one).
How overjoyed was I? And now? I feel like I am being ripped away.
Our family has had such fun, silly moments that we totally would have missed out on if we didn’t have all this time together.
Today for instance, my child decided to…
How in the world can I go back to work? I am going to miss so much fun and so much silly!
Eddie is on the verge of saying some REAL words….
He is getting so funny and so crazy…
We have developed a bond…
Cortney and I have just figured out to co-exist at home all day with each other AND still like each other…
I know all the positives about starting school and getting into a routine and making some extra money for my family.
I know this.
But I am also acutely aware of what I will be missing.