Friends, it has been quite the back to school EXTRAVAGANZA over at mine.
My dining room table covered in labeled and sorted school supplies.
The most difficult bit being the breaking of the umbilical cord between myself and my first born child. She’s been GASP traveling alone!!! This is a huge, Huge, HUGE deal to me and mine. I am a bit of a clingy mama. With the exception of time spent in the NICU (all three of my youngest), school and extra curricular activities (where I am hovering about waiting for them to end) my children are always with me or a blood relative. And select relatives, at that.
Despite the loss of sleep, paralyzed urge to sew, do school work or anything besides basic functioning (cook, eat, bathe) and the ulcer I’ve surely given myself, she is thriving with the new responsibility. And my heart is breaking. This is just the first step towards her independence and my lack of relevance in her life. If I sound overly dramatic it’s because I AM and IT’S TRUE! Her new school is amazing and she loves it there.
Sweet teacher’s note to the twins.
I love their new school!! They’re in different classes this year and I see the good it’s done the boy already. His sister has a dominant, overly helpful personality that left him following her a lot.
My oldest son was on the couch behind me doing his on his own. He has the most difficult time with change, but he seems to adjusting to the new situation. He and the twins have steady gym classes which he’s really enjoying and they’re also taking piano lessons. For free. We went from a school that left MUCH to be desired to two that I couldn’t possibly ask more from.
I’m slowly forcing myself to focus on school, as well. The dismal outcome of my last assignment has some to do with finding the motivation in that area. I’d hate to continue my tradition of flaming out on my last semester (see-undergrad transcripts for proof). My lack of interest in sewing was only going to be overcome by forcing the issue. I managed a Sew Weekly project that I am quite proud of. More on the reasons for this sudden urge to take-my-damn-time in that post.
Before I go, check out mah BLUE HAIR!!