Hi Ho, Hi Ho -- It’s Back to School We Go

Family Matters on 08.30.11
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I absolutely cannot believe this day will come in just two short weeks ... I feel like just a few minutes ago I was writing in my blog about how school was over and summer was beginning ... And here we are again!

Today I write about a very momentous occasion: One -- THE one -- that I have known would come one day, and boy has it sneaked right up on me! What is the occasion you ask? ALL EIGHT OF MY CHILDREN will, for the first time ever, ATTEND FULL-TIME SCHOOL this year!!!!! I stand in awe, amazement and slight sadness at the thought of this [insert sad, nostalgic mommy music here please].

I can remember many days spent lying on bed rest (the last time I had copious time that I didn't know what to do with), thinking ahead to the day when I would send eight children off to school Monday through Friday. I suppose I thought ahead to this, because, at the time, the thought of having eight children at home Monday through Friday scared the living bejeebers out of me.

Naturally, my mind drew the conclusion that someday my house would, thanks to the school system, sorta somewhat calm down again ... Uh yeah, or so I hoped! [Aggghhh, here comes a loud outburst now ... Okay, all is well again. I settled the umpteenth-million dispute today just now -- this one between Mady and Alexis -- and received a kiss from Alexis at the conclusion, so all is well! And it's only 11:14 a.m.].

So, like I said, I HOPED my house would calm down a bit someday ... Back to a bit of seriousness -- this huge landmark in our lives reminds me once again of just how very blessed I am to be the mother to eight healthy, beautiful, always hungry, wonderful, awe-inspiring, sometimes goofy, intelligent, perfect, sometimes grouchy, delicious and delightful children!!!!

Reaching this milestone is a privilege that is never a guarantee -- extra especially not in a high-risk sextuplet pregnancy -- and I feel honored (even if a bit sad) to send them marching off to school...

Just like Snow White and her 8 (please, just on this occasion?) Dwarfs!

[Side note: sorry if you didn’t appreciate the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reference, but we're into that movie right now!]

It's a beautiful day! :0)

~Kate

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