I tried really, really hard to write more this summer. I promise I did. But with the two littles home all day every day, no support system, and a day job in my house that suddenly shifted into hyperdrive, I’ve been praying for school to start … pretty much all summer.
Don’t get me wrong. I entirely adore my children.
Also don’t get me wrong. I covet my independence.
Anyway, I’ve been going so nutso over here, I didn’t create any sort of printable for you lovely first-day-of-school-photo moms, no recipes this summer, no crafts, no fancy DIY projects… nothin. I didn’t even do a “first day of school” gift for their teachers! Like, seriously slacking on the blogging/rockin’ mom front!
I have a whole lot goin on in this lil ol’ head, though. Have a few posts planned. We’ll see if they come to something. 🙂
After a lot of hullabaloo and running around, the StikeRelly has started kindergarten and Stinker Bell has begun the 3-year-old class at a new creative arts preschool. I’m sad to say goodbye to our Christian school, but they had made some changes we weren’t loving and this new arts school opened and our little watercolor will absolutely thrive there. Besides, I learned a lot about how to teach the Word to my kids on their level and I’m applying it.
We are into the full swing of things and I am definitely enjoying the new routine. I’m still working out the kinks, but I think this school year will be one of great creativity, productivity, personal growth, healthy choices, and saving money.
Week two of school, and I have found myself on our son’s school’s School Advisory Council. I’m not entirely sure what this council does, but I do know that I wish we didn’t treat a “Title I” classification as something to celebrate. We also discussed parent involvement. It was glossed over without any solid information. I’m not sure what the goal is; like, “we are setting a goal of 35% of our enrolled parents to attend at least two on-campus events”… Not sure. In time, I will learn a lot about all this stuff. If anything, I’ll at least be “in the know” of the goings on of the school. And StinkeRelly said he liked adding up all the budget numbers. My kindergartener. Yup.
I’m also looking forward to having a little bit of time here and there to meet up with girlfriends. I need that. Badly.
So, here’s to a new school year filled with structure and progress!
Maybe I’ll get teacher gifts out next week. Maybe…
I seriously cannot get this child to make a straight face…
Her teacher’s name is literally Mrs. Wonder. I mean, awesomesauce! Right??
Mr. Old School got off work in time to surprise the girl at school. 🙂
Now, before y’all go accusing me of favoring the girl, remember that the boy is now in kindergarten in public school and they don’t take so kindly to some lady strolling campus with a big fat camera (not to mention he’s not into having his photo taken as much anymore… sniff). I’ll get to know the teacher a little better and take some photos then.