Thursday, August 16, 2012

small things {numbers}

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.

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. I love that you presented both views! I'd rather just stay in summer...Nice blog name, mine is short for Snapshots and Tidbits so maybe we're related!

  2. I am pretty sure you need some down time after chasing all those kids over the summer. Enjoy 1-3 :)

  3. You juggle it all with such honesty and I love how you presented both sides to the story...there's always two sides. This mom is on your side.:)

  4. Fun post. Came by via Mama Kat's. Have a great school year!


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