It’s that crazy time of year!

Is there any time of year more crazy than back to school???
Hello mixed emotions.  I’m over here.  The unstable mother who yesterday was ready to give her drive-me-crazy kids away for a low, low price is now bawling, sobbing, and weeping because they have left me.
And they’re happy about it!
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I come home from the school bus and the house is insanely quiet.

I miss them.

Then I think, “Am I crazy?!” This is a dream day!  Do what you want!
Then I remember I still have laundry to do, dinner to make, errands to run, and all my wifely, motherly responsibilities stare me in the face.
I realize maybe today won’t be that sad.

And then, before I know it…they’re home from school.
A whirlwind of backpacks, snacks, papers, assignments, everyone talking at once. And then it’s time for soccer.  Yes, on this of all days, let’s add one more thing.
Wait, two more things.  Both kids have soccer.

So then we are off to soccer, home from soccer, clean up from soccer.  What? You need a paper signed?  Well where is it?  On the bus still? Great. Hurry, everyone! Showers! Hit the showers!  No you cannot stay up until 10 pm and watch Cartoon Network to relax.  You have school again tomorrow.  Yes, again.  And by the way, the day after that too, and the day after that… so let’s get it pulled together!!

In all that craziness that hit our home with back to school.  I thought I could use a little reminder of just how much I love these people and how much I love that I can be here for them.

I think it turned out kind of cute.  I call it our Family Tree Keychain.  A little reminder that is with you always (cuz you’re always in the car right?) to remind you of what matters in all this craziness!

Hope Back to School is awesome for all of you!
Want one of these reminders too?
You can get your own keychain here!