Memos from the Middle

Smack-Dab in the Middle of Motherhood

Why the First Day of School Rocks (for Mommies)!


5. I don’t have to worry about you wearing those leggings I hate because you’ll be in uniform.

Damienne

Actually, I hate the whole outfit

4. Homework keeps you out of my room long enough for me to catch up on those episodes of Scandal I missed last season.

Yep, that's me!

Yep, that’s me!

3. No more birthday pool parties where I get to sit around in a cover up jealously contemplating pushing some 18-year-old “big sister” with perfect skin and toned body into the deep end.

If I looked like this in a cover up, I wouldn't mind summer 365 days a year.

If I looked like this, I wouldn’t mind summer 365 days a year.

2. I have someone else, that poor unsuspecting teacher, for you to go to when you have the most impossible questions: Why is “plaid” spelled that way? Where does gravity come from?

Just wait until you get to school. I'm sure Ms. Thomas would love to answer that!

Just wait until you get to school. I’m sure Ms. Thomas would love to answer that!

1. No one questions the rationale behind an 8:00 PM bedtime!

Now that you're asleep, I can get some rest!

Now that you’re asleep, I can get some rest!

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