Today's my first day.
Of my new life.
The life I've been waiting for ... for 7 1/2 years.
Today both kids got on the bus and were gone for the WHOLE DAY.
No seemingly sane but secretly off-their-rocker, 25-50 yr old, not quite English-speaking, woman claiming to love my kids but really seeing me as a money tree either.
I was finally home to send them off.
And now I'm eagerly waiting for them to come back.
My face will finally be the face that they see when they get off the bus.
I have ice cold water and snacks waiting for them. (Cuz it's hotter than hell out here. Wasn't it just 60 degrees? WTF?)
And I can't wait to hear all their little stories. The ones about the girls who said "the s word" (shut up, stupid, shit, it's all the same). And the one about the grown up who wrongfully accused "him" of slathering someone else with goo, when CLEARLY he was innocent.
I'm also sure it will take all of five minutes for the breakdowns to happen. Because I'm home. And for the begging to stay home tomorrow to happen. Because I'm home.
Which is why I put my new plan into action today, right after they both stepped onto that stupid bus without even saying good-bye to me. Damn that "bus councelor" who wouldn't let me on the bus when clearly my kids were aching for a hug from me.
Good thing my new life started today. I mean my new plan. Wait, yeah...I mean both.