Your kid(s) have just left for their first day of the new school year. You look at your watch and remind yourself how many hours of peace and quiet you have until they arrive home. What is the first thing you do after your kids leave for their first day of school?
Read on to find out what these amazing ladies (and fabulous bloggers) have planned for the first day of school. How do your plans fit into these categories?
Debra Askanase: Very honestly, breathe a sigh of relief that those last few weeks of summer-without-camp when the kids are “done” with each other…is over. (Because camps all end two weeks before school starts.) Yay for structured days again!
The Java Hounds
Lynette Young: COFFEE! Granted I’m already drinking it by the time they get out of bed, but at least then I can finish my (2nd) mug and clear my head for the day!
Amanda Henson: HAPPY DANCE with coffee!! (Carefully)
Vera Sweeney: First day of school – religiously – meet at Starbucks with two of my girlfriends. This is since Pre-K and my daughter is in 2nd grade. We already have it on our calendars.
Hillary Hoch Chybinski: Typically have coffee with some other neighborhood friends and moms. This year my youngest is off to kindergarten – my first Monday home alone in 11 years.
The Kleenex Crew
Jennifer Quillen: I sit in my car in front of the school crying because having only one child, those firsts are also my lasts.
Kelly Gehrmann Whalen: I’m going to cry. This is the first time in 14 years I’ll be alone for all day. I don’t know if they will be ugly tears or happy tears yet.
Rajean Campbell Blomquist: I went into the ugly cry. Simply had to decompress. Now that I’ve had a few days, I am planning my three hours of no-children time wisely and not wisely.
The Worker Bees
Tanya Toledano: Are we being totally honest??? WORK.
Sarah McKenna Pinnix: I went to work without guilt, because I wouldn’t have been able to be with them anyway. Oh, and instagrammed/facebooked their photo.
Jo-Lynne Shane: Shed a tear or two, then happy dance, then back to work!
Sara Atkins: I upload their pictures and grip the phone all week waiting for a call that they have had an anaphylactic reaction or someone is talking too much and disrupting the class.
The Breakfast Club
Jill Richardson Berry: Used to go for breakfast but one by one my SAHM pals got jobs and then, so did I.
Alli Doubek: I usually take myself to breakfast at a restaurant with Wifi!
Jennifer Frosch Leal: My husband and I will go out to breakfast as he comforts me and gives me the ‘you are a sap but I love you anyway’ look.
The Still Debating
Elena Sonnino: I want to go get a massage….
Robin Sterrett Plemmons: I still don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. There are so many things I want to do with that short span of quiet time. Maybe I’ll just be quiet.
Andrea Peskind Katz: First day, going straight to gym with another Mom. So happy! 2nd day- going to get a facial and lunch at a spa with another mom. A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.
Cecily Kellogg: Back to sleep. Oh, and SEXY, SEX SEX!
Hadass Eviatar: Upload photo to FB then go for a run.
Shari Marks: Go to the gym, jacuzzi, massage… Ahhhh
Estelle Sobel Erasmus: Go to the gym to resume the workouts that have stopped over the summer, get a manicure/pedicure, make appointments and go clothes shopping alone.
Lisa Morris Frame: I go to Barnes & Noble and wander the racks, drinking coffee and enjoy the quiet.
Nicole Barrett: Upload pix to Facebook from my phone on walk home from the bus stop. Have coffee on the deck and listen to the silence. Then head out for some Fall shopping.
Leah Weiss Caruso: Work, then a pedicure.
Julie Meyers Pron: You mean after all the PTO commitments are over??
Jennifer Burdette Satterwhite: Mimosas and breakfast with mom friends.
Janine Laqueur Nickel: I go to a champagne brunch at a neighbor’s house. It’s basically a party. At 9am. With alcohol. I usually take the day off from work if I can
Emily Vanek: My BFF and I are going to wear kilts, paint our face blue and yellow and scream FREEDOM!!!!!!!! While running away from the school. Who cares if we have to do this 5 times with all the various kids we have between us all at different schools.
Now it is your turn to spill the beans. What is the first thing you do after your kids leave on the first day of school?