School hasn't even started here, and yet the fall schedule is in full swing. What is it about Fall?? I don't know about the rest of you moms, but it always knocks me flat. I am no more over-scheduled in the Spring, but I guess by then I've just gotten used to it.
Tonight Amanda has her first soccer practice, and I say "tonight," because she practices until 7:30, which means we have to scramble to eat and digest dinner before we leave, and then scramble to get the little person ready for bed when return.
Then Thursday night is a parents' meeting at church for Junior High youth group. How could it be that my child is in youth group already?? So two nights of scrambling this week.
Last week we had a trial run for Kyle's first day of Kindergarten. The bus came to pick up the Kindergarteners-to-be and takes them to school where they spent an hour in their classroom with their teacher and their new friends (without Mommy). Then we picked them up in the cafeteria and took them home.
I tried to institute a trial run of sorts with the tween as well, but that wasn't quite as successful. Since she's been sleeping in a full hour and half or two hours longer than her school wake-up time, I thought that I should begin moving her closer this week before. One morning I woke her up, and told her that she could read in bed, but needed to practice waking up. When I went upstairs an hour later, she was lying in bed -- sleeping!
"I wasn't asleep," she insisted. "I was just closing my eyes. I do that all that time."
Yeah, all the time, like from 9:00pm until 8:00am each night.
So you win some, you lose some.
At any rate, they are both excited to get into school, and although I am not excited for that fall busy schedule, it has come to me anyway.