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RUMBAMEL's Photo RUMBAMEL Posts: 1,959
9/2/12 10:18 P

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Me, too. Right in the morning after I drop them off is my prime time to go get everything done. When they are home, they don't get moving. I, too, love having my darlings with me, but, yes they make shopping a horrible and excruciating experience.



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SIMPLYAMY's Photo SIMPLYAMY Posts: 23
9/2/12 9:21 P

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Hello to all my kindred spirits! Finally a place where I don't feel guilty for being excited that the kids are going back to school. YAY! It's not that I don't enjoy spending time with the kids, honest. It's just my exercise has been all over the place...I can't seem to find a time that works every day. When they go back to school, I can do it every day right after I get home from dropping them off. Then there is the shopping. I truly hate shopping with the children because they make it a thoroughly miserable experience. Now I don't need to wait until I can find someone to watch them...I can also do that in the morning when I am full of energy. And finally...meal prep. Now I only need to worry about my own breakfast and lunch...

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RUMBAMEL's Photo RUMBAMEL Posts: 1,959
9/2/12 9:38 A

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Exercise without feeling guilty is my biggest thing that I get to do w/out them. Then grocery shopping. When they were younger (before school), they were awesome, but now, they moan and groan about going with me. I REALLY enjoy grocery shopping, even if I don't buy anything. I love looking at the different products.

I'm chairing a fundraiser right now until it ends this Friday and then I have to handle all the prize distribution. I am looking forward to my hot yoga classes and getting other things around the house done.

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PKNPAM21's Photo PKNPAM21 Posts: 183
8/31/12 1:37 P

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I absolutely agree! My kids go back to school on September 4th and it will be nice to get back some time during the day. With my husband in the military and stationed away in another state, I struggle to keep up with everything, especially when both my 7 year old and 10 year old are home 24/7. I'm also working on my college degree and it has been very trying at times to keep my head above water. It will be nice to read my textbooks and complete my work during the day without interruptions as opposed to very late at night after they are in bed and I'm exhausted.

What little things do you do for yourself once your children are in school that you don't/can't when they are off?

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8/29/12 4:01 P

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My husband would totally agree with you! I am kinda ify because I also go to school and spend less time with them.

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8/3/12 10:26 A

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Yes. I am looking forward to school again too. Then maybe I can decide what days I walk into work instead of having to worry about getting everyone run around to where they need to be and still get to work on time while try (often failing) to get in a workout. emoticon

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8/3/12 6:21 A

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Well, it's that time of year again. I've thought repeatedly about how I should be working out more this summer, with the nice weather and what not. Turns out all I've done is think about it! With kids at home almost all day, every day it feels imposible to work out. So, needless to say I am VERY excited for my son and niece to start the fall semester! I imagine many of us feel the same way. I want my weekdays back!

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