You never know what’s going to set them off.
I realized a couple of days ago that K’s school is starting in 2 1/2 weeks. That’s plenty of time to do nothing and mess around, but to get all her back to school shopping done, buy school supplies, get her back on her sleeping schedule and emotionally prepare for the battle that is the first week of school?
2 1/2 weeks isn’t nearly long enough.
I’ve gotten one of those important things done. School supplies have been acquired, even a new back pack and lunch box…
I have to tell you that when we got home from school supply shopping I audibly sighed with relief. I felt so much better that she had pencils, glue sticks, folders, scissors and all those other little bits that are so tiny but so important to everyday school life. I didn’t even realize how stressed out I was until I felt that little bit of release.
Next up? Back to school clothes and shoes… I wonder if missburrows knows I’m forcing her to engage in back to school clothes shopping twice in the next 2 weeks… Probably best just to spring it on her while we’re already shopping?
Now, getting her back on her bedtime schedule? That’s the biggest joke ever. I started getting her back on her bedtime schedule 2 weeks ago and I’m lucky if she falls asleep before 10:30 and I’ve been getting her to bed by 8.
Last but not least getting her (and me) emotionally prepared for back to school?
That is all.