Last week school started for my girls. At first I was excited. Back to school has always been sort of a “new year” to me and a time of starting over. This year is particularly exciting because T is in first grade and will now be in school every day instead of just Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I was determined that we would have a good year and I would stay on top of things.
We are 5 days in and I am already over it. Not a good sign. There was arguing already this morning because I let T get away with not doing her homework last night, thinking we could do it this morning quick. Going to private school, my kids started school 2 weeks before their public school friends in the neighborhood. They can all still play outside until dark and last night I just didn’t feel like being the “mean” mom making them come in super early for homework and bedtime. We paid the price this morning with arguing and a mini-meltdown.
If I am feeling like this already like this, it’s gonna be a long school year. I found myself already wishing it was summer break again so the kids could wear whatever they want, go to bed later, and not worry about homework and lunches and show and tell. Then I look at the calendar. Yeah, not even September yet. Better find a way to get used to it.
Today was better. My husband was out a bit early so he picked up the girls for me. Homework was done right away and they went to bed on time. Maybe it won’t be so bad after all.
What about you? Do you love back to school? How do you plan to stay organized?