Kara and Tristan start school at Centro de Educacion Creativa on Tuesday. Today we spent a few hours at the school helping some of the teachers prepare their classroom. On Monday we will have an orientation and get our school supply list. They are both excited to start at their new school. I, on the other hand, feel rather sad. For the last 2 months we have spent every single day together. I feel like most SAHMs probably feel when summer vacation is over.
The end of summer used to not mean much to me. In my former life, I worked so much that whether my kids were at home or in school, I did not get a lot of time with them. This summer was so different. I got to be a mom! I will miss eating lunch with them every day. I will miss our hikes through some of our favorite haunts in Monteverde, like Bajo del Tigre, the Butterfly Garden, and Hidden Vallley Trail. I will miss watching them play in their forts and bug hotels while I read on the porch.
This year is different because my daily life will be so much different once school starts. I know I won’t be bored. I have multiple projects going on that will fill my day. But I will miss them. I know they will have a great time at the school. They will make new friends. I will get over my sadness. But it still sucks.
How do other moms get through this?