Which was code for "Dear Sweet Jesus - We Need Some Hot Potato Soup" asap.
Gosh I love soup.
Like I have a small obsession or something.
You know it's getting out of hand when you even dream about soup.
Out of control - right over here.
This past weekend we had free movie channels pop up overnight.
I equate this phenomenon to finding $5 in your winter jacket from last year.
It just kind of happens sometimes.
And it's awesome.
So naturally I DVR'd "The Great Gatsby."
And instead of enjoying the beautiful last days of summer, I watched the beautiful Leonardo DiCaprio while eating hot soup.
It was epic.
I feel like this time of year should make me happy.
The cooler temps.
The scarfs & spectacular new leather coat I splurged on that my husband might just take away my credit card for.
The pumpkins & apple cider.
[Did I mention I love soup?]
But I am just going to go ahead & say it.......
I hate fall.
I've tried to like it.
No really. A valiant effort was put forth.
But I just seriously hate it.
It's the end of summer first of all.
S U M M E R.
And the only thing worse than the end of the summer, is the saying:
"All Good Things Must Come To An End."
WHO INVENTED THAT SLOGAN?!
I want to know right now so I can show up to his house & make my dog Cooper lick him to death.
Whoever you are slogan man - I hate you.
So I was trying to figure out why I dislike Fall so much.
Maybe it's because I know winter is coming.
Maybe it's because school starts. And so starts the chaos of filled schedules & early bedtimes.
The sun sets earlier. The night starts more quickly.
Maybe it's because it's the death of all things alive.
Maybe it's because my sister died in October.
Maybe it's because I literally think Pumpkin Spice Latte's are just plain gross.
[Am I the ONLY person ever to actually say that out loud?]
But I seriously hate fall.
No offense pretty trees. You are lovely & all.
Speaking of school.
I have now discovered why people do not have children 13 months apart.
Forget all the hard work, blood, sweat & tears it takes to do this whole parenting thing.
The REAL reason parents do not have children close together:
is the cost of PRESCHOOL.
I'm going to be some serious kind of broke this year as both my kids have now entered into preschool.
I know it's only going to be a year until my Addie enters Kindergarten.....
AKA the FREE type of school. [Just kidding. I pay good taxes for that kind of school too.]
But this is going to be one crazy type of broke-razz year for us.
Good thing our kids really REALLY like school.
I'd hate to pay so much money for them to go to a place they hated.
Also. Let's talk about the first day pictures.
Parker started his first day [3 year old preschool] today!! :)
[Insert proud Mom smile here.]
And okay - I cried. Some.
Not as much as I thought I would.
I tried to get a picture actually WITH Parker.
This was naturally the end result.
He was thankfully a little more receptive though to selfies & duck faces.
Addison had her first day yesterday.
She wore a dress she picked out herself at the store.
Truth be told, I wasn't crazy about the flower dress.
But apparently when it comes to fashion, my daughter simply dismisses the thoughts of her mother.
I'd probably be more upset about this.
If only I wasn't the same way...... right Mom? :)
I was also emotional about Addison's first day.
But it was more because I didn't get to be there since I was at work.
Don't get me wrong - I'm thankful I got to be there today for Parker's first day.
But missing Addison's first day was pretty much torture.
Missing those small & big moments as a working Mom is pretty much the hardest part of leaving my kids all my day long.
They grow so fast. I just wish I could be front row for everything.
And in some ways, I very much still am.
Because at the end of the day, I hope my kids will always know -
Your Mom Is Your Number #1 Fan. Period. Forever & Ever. Amen.
I texted Hannah & asked for some first day of school pics.
Naturally, this is what my 20 year cousin sent me:)
She did send me more later on.....
Which of course made me thankful for my Hannah & all the ways she is there for my kids.
And also thankful for my amazing Baby Daddy.
Who took one for the team when he spent THREE hours listening to the Superintendent, Principal & Dean of Students go on & on & on about the school.
Sorry I had to miss that........
[Insert Sarcastic Eye Roll.]
And just because we all know what a nightmare first day of school pics can actually be, I thought it was time to post some Horrible Mom Pics.
These are more of the behind the scenes - "here's the nightmare it really was to get that one smiling pic" - type of posts.
AKA - I look REALLY terrible in these.
That last one I call 'What In The SandHill Is Addison Doing?'
Heaven help us.
Here's to being Back To School cool.
While hating Fall.
And eating soup.
Much Love Reader.