We have survived our very first week of all of our kids going to school. All day. That means I have 6 hours, 6 hours 25 minutes, to be exact, of time to myself. First time in 14 years and this is big.
Many people have asked, “What are you going to do with all your kids in school?” My go to response was, “I don’t know, I guess I’ll have to figure it out.” But then the reality hit that I still have to attend to all of my usual tasks that I took care of before I had all four kids in school all day. Can you believe it? There’s still roughly 20 loads of laundry to do each week, meals to plan, grocery shopping to do, a house to clean, bills to pay, doctor’s appointments to make, school forms to fill out, and errands to run. All of these chores didn’t magically disappear when I sent those sweet faces off to school. Can you believe it? I just don’t have to do all of these things with constant interruptions, and for that, I am very grateful.
Charlie started high school, Coleman; middle school, Judah; 3rd grade, and Josie; 1st grade. Three different schools with three different start times. They are just starting to get into the routine and all seem to be enjoying it so far. Remember, this is 4 days in, so check back in another month and things may not look so rosy.
Four days in and so far I haven’t watched one soap opera, eaten one bon-bon, or taken one nap. I feel like I’ve been gypped.
|Freshman, 7th grade, 3rd grade, and 1st grade
|The best I could get without completely embarrassing him.
|Definitely too cool for school
|The only ones who would allow one more photo