The kids were fine, of course, it's all me. I then spent a good bit of time weeping because I felt like a terrible mother for feeling like I am ready to go back to work.
But Im ready to go back to work. I love that feeling of having students come back, wearing makeup again, and generally feeling busy and needed by people over 3-years-old. I'll feel terrible in a week when I'm ready to stay home again. I know I will. But right this very minute, I'm over summer.
As much as I love being a stay-at-home mom all summer, I think I really fit the "working mom" mold better. I like that mix of professional life and children. I miss that by the end of summer.
Do all moms feel this way when school starts again? Relief that the kids are back, the season is changing - mixed with extreme guilt for feeling that way?