We’ve been back to school for a little over a month and are starting to get back into a more scheduled day. I love the summertime but honestly, my days are so out of whack during that time of year. I look forward to the regimented mornings – getting the kids up, dressed and washed; fed and then off to school. I am on the same schedule as them, replacing school with work. My nights are a bit more tiresome because I come home from work and now go through their backpacks, signing their agendas, reviewing their schoolwork for that day and homework for the next day; filling out permission slips for field trips, making sure there are no random half-eaten chocolate bars in the bottom of the bag…then wrestling them upstairs for a shower, getting them to read for at least 20 minutes (that is a feat within itself sometimes), and to bed before 8:30 p.m. That is when I crash.
What do you remember from when you went to school? Do you have any tips on how to stay on schedule and maybe even squeeze out a few minutes for yourself? I’d love to know!