small things #59 ... numbers
We are counting down the last 4 days of summer vacation. On the 20th we will jump back into scheduled and structured school days. Here's a little glimpse at the bummers and bests of being back in school:
... 8 Bummers of School ...
7:45 am crazy breakfast tango,
8:30 am nutty get-to-school hustle,
7 hours with no Kellum Kid updates,
3 kids doing their own things with no time to check in with me,
1 Mommy keeping 2 babies busy and happy,
3:45 pm bustle to pick up kids from school,
3 sets of homework and parent folders to look over,
3 healthy lunches to pack at 8:00 pm when my creativity is kaput!
... 8 Bests of School ...
9:00 am deep breath moment,
2:1 ration (as opposed to this summer's odds - 5 or 6 kids and just little ol' me),
1 age group to keep entertained (Diego on-demand!)
3 lunches to prepare and clean up,
1:00-3:00 mommy down-time ~ shhhhh .....
3:50 pm time to love on my big kids again,
4:15 pm gymnastics class for 2 girls,
1 trip to Kidzplex. 1. (insert happy dance here)
Numbers ... it's all relative. I'm counting on keeping my perspective balanced and my crazy moments <= 0.
#4 - List 8 things your looking forward to or list 8 things your dreading about sending the kids back to school.