Sunday, September 25, 2011

Adjusting to School

Before I chat about today's topic
let me address my absence
I have been absent from my blog
Did you miss me?
This past week the stomach bug was at our house
All four of us got it
Mark was out of town
Good times folks

Before that it's just been crazy around here
Which is a really great lead in to my post

We are 5 or 6 weeks into this semester
and I am still not used to it
We are all tired
and I miss Connor 
Christian is growing up 
Can't we all just stay home forever?

The biggest adjustment for me has been going to work
While it is only 3 days a week
It feels like a lot
I have been very blessed to be home
Not so sure I will continue this next year
It's kind of a big deal having to get up
and be dressed in a presentable manner
by 8:15 AM
I really don't know how working moms manage
I don't know that I could be successful

See look at this boy:
That's one tired baby

The key to making it happen each morning is
and  prepping

It's either that or getting up way too early
I choose the planning

Make lunches at night
Have backpacks ready to go
Clothes laid out
Shoes by the door
Breakfast plates out
My shower done

And then it happens
I just can't seem to open my eyes in the morning
But on any given Saturday or Sunday
when I could sleep in
I am wide awake and ready to go by 6
kind of sucks

The other day the little boys and I went to the zoo
First time without Connor
felt like I was cheating on him
How stupid is that

And while I am enjoying the very small paycheck I get
And the break from my own kids
I hate being away from Christian 3 days a week
I swear he has grown up 
He finally stopped crying when I drop him off

Colton is totally enjoying his class 
He needs to be around his very own friends
I am so happy and excited for him

Time to go prep for tomorrow


Dee Stephens said...

Good for you on the planning! I'm big on that and I don't even have kids! It drives Brad insane!

starnes family said...

I always feel like I'm cheating on my kids when I do something without the whole crew. Always have felt like that. I'm getting better, but it still stings a bit.

Sara said...

You'll adjust, but it's definitely tough. Hudson's been in school since he was 6 months old and I brought him to the office with me for 4 months before that (like I'm doing with JR now). PLANNING is definitely the key. I don't know what I would do if I didn't pack lunches, lay out clothes, etc... the night before. It would be total chaos.

Trey and I took Hudson to the lake a few weeks ago without JR and I totally felt like I was cheating. Poor JR.....not that he would ever remember. But we sure do.

Hang in there! You're doing great!