Last week was just kind of weird for me.
I think I pictured myself immediately starting a big project to keep myself busy once the kids were
in school all day.
Either that or laying in bed crying with a bottle of wine and a Gilmore Girls marathon.
I did neither.
I did my usual housework, grocery shopping, errands and laundry, then I did accomplish a little
shop work, too.
But, then the rest of the time I feel like I kind of went back and forth between a few different
things without getting a whole lot done, kinda floating, kinda project -ADHD if you will.
So for this week I decided I needed a plan.
Notebook, sketch book and calendar out so I could start jotting down ideas.
This is how I am going to find my groove I have decided.
I feel a bit of the excitement for this New Year, you know, the school year, not the one that
happens in January.
This feels kinda like that for me; a fresh start.
The plus side is that it's not January and there is no snow on the ground.
Oooh, I think I like this new New Year thing.
So I learned last week that 2'nd grade = homework.
This is new to us.
Can I just tell you that I HATED homework?
Mostly I hated Math homework but I was never a homework girl.
I mean I did it(usually) but didn't like it... I had things to do...friends to play with.
I am trying to find balance for after school/evenings around here.
Play time + homework + baths + dinner + bed time/books...it seems like there is plenty of time
for it all but then.... there's not.
And that is with NO after-school activities, folks.
So, starting today we are starting a no TV rule for Monday-Thursday.
I think instead of seriously limiting TV, for my kids at least(oldest in particular) it will be easier
for them and me, just to know that there is no TV at all on those days.
They didn't seem to mind when I told them of the new plan last night but we will see how it goes.
I am not against TV.
I like to watch TV and do not think we are the family that could go completely TV-less...or rather
we could if we had to of course but I just wouldn't want to myself.
Does anyone else do this-- cut TV out completely during the school week?
So, besides having clothes out and lunches semi-packed the night before... do you have any other
pointers for me on how to make mornings run smoothly?
They have gone fine so far, I just really, really don't want to get into that rushed/stressed
morning routine where you end up sending the kids off to school grumpy.
And by grumpy I probably mean me rather than them.
What other systems/organizing/planning ahead works for those of you that send your kids
I could use you seasoned mama's advice, I know you have lots.
I will say that I am so, so very happy that we are walking to school this year.
Besides saving time and gas and the hassle it means we are home like 2 minutes after school is out
and I love that.
I promise that every single post will not be about school from now on.
But this is my life right now...
Come back tomorrow and check out some of my favorite Iphone Photo Apps, always a fun
topic. Plus I love hearing what other's current favorites are, too!
Hope your week is off to a great start!
ps- I actually had ONE sunflower survive the drought!!! : ) Yipeee!