Is anyone else counting down the days till school starts...or am I just a bad mom?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Access

Is anyone else counting down the days till school starts...or am I just a bad mom?


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I am not going to lie, I have been counting down since August 1st (perhaps even a bit before that).  My kids go back to school in 12 days and I AM READY!!  Okay, stop judging, its not for the reason you think. 

I really do love spending time with my kids, they are tons of fun, but during the summer we lose all sense of schedule and routine.  I know I am partly to blame (okay totally to blame) but between summer activities, camps, visits to grandparents and the other miscellaneous summer distractions, I just can't seem to stick to any semblance of a routine


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I thrive on schedules, list-making and planning (hey, I was a teacher for nine years).  Despite all of the craziness the summer has brought me, I have seen my best production ever during the past few months! I am also super excited about what I have going for the rest of 2010 and beyond but quite frankly, I am pooped!

I feel like I have been in a three ring circus juggling flaming torches for 2 months and I would really like to put a few of the torches down and be able to focus on just one at a time (that torch being my business torch)!  Sorry that's a pretty bad analogy but like I said earlier...I am pooped...give me a break!

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As previously stated, please don't take it the wrong way, I love my kids and I love summer fun but I am so ready to get back on my schedule and get the kids back on theirs.  There is so much great stuff happening in our world of real estate right now and I am ready to put away the flip flops and get my game face on! 

Who's with me??

Come on Fall....I am ready for ya!

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Comments (13)

Tina Parker
Prudential Gary Greene-Friendswood - Clear Lake City, TX

Oh my gosh...I'm right there with you.  I just told my mom I would be so happy when school starts again.  If that makes me a bad mom, sorry!  I don't think so.  I would just like to keep my sanity!

Aug 10, 2010 03:36 PM
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Tina - Thank you...I am so glad to know I am not alone! :-)

Aug 10, 2010 03:38 PM
Jackie -
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.

Jeanna - No, you are not a bad Mom! Yesterday was our first day of school and all over metropolitan Atlanta Moms and Dads are breathing sighs of relief.


By the way, the visual this sentence of yours inspired had me laughing out loud!  -  "I feel like I have been in a three ring circus juggling flaming torches for 2 months"


Aug 10, 2010 03:44 PM
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Jackie - Thanks!!!  I know I will be sooooo relieved when August 23 rolls around for us!

Aug 10, 2010 03:47 PM
Maria McCaw
Urban Acres Real Estate - Iowa City, IA
REALTOR® at Urban Acres Real Estate

I will say that I have never been a mom that is ready for school... I also have always stayed home.... This summer has become a eye opener for me.  If there has ever been a time in my life that I have wanted structure... this is it!  I will honestly say I am anticipating the start of classes only because of the structure... I am sure that I will be excited for my kids to have summer vacation next year. :) 

Aug 10, 2010 03:47 PM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Jeana, You don't have a long wait... just 13 days!

Aug 10, 2010 03:51 PM
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Maria - That is the hardest part about summer for me every year!  I live by structure and the summer usually starts to get to me by about mid July...just due to lack of routine and structure!! :-) I know I'll be ready for summer again in about 9 months!

Aug 10, 2010 03:52 PM
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Shirley - I know!! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!! :-)

Aug 10, 2010 03:53 PM
Carla Dimond
CATARRA - Mountain View, CA
(Silicon Valley)

Jeanna, kids get bored after about two weeks of summer and they start driving you and themselves crazy, this summer thing is not good for anyone but the teachers, but who would ever go into teaching if they did not get summers off?

Aug 10, 2010 03:55 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Most of my friends have kids approaching or in HS - but even they are really ready for fall.  I don't think that makes you a bad Mom...

Aug 10, 2010 04:49 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Back to school in X days. Off to college in Y.

Aug 10, 2010 09:29 PM
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador

We are, we are...  We even did a story with one of the local TV stations on the impact of having the children home for the summer. Our point was how you have to schedule time with your spouse away from the children.  It was backed up with a local professional. 

The station runs the story and title it, "No Sex in the Summer." 

Note to self--always get the title before you agree to shoot the segment...


Aug 10, 2010 10:00 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For me it just means watching my speed and cell phone use in those school zones.

Aug 11, 2010 10:55 PM