And just like that September is in full swing and fall routines have begun. As much as I appreciate the consistency that comes with school days I would be lying if I said I am not missing the tiny voices -that drove me batty just last week 😉 – calling me repeatedly. This year is especially strange since it’s the first time in over 6yrs I haven’t had a small child at my side day in and day out. I have already found myself asking the dog questions he cannot answer and pointing out adorable critters on our walks. …Because my dog , Wally, finds humour in things like squirrels chasing each other through the trees as much as small children 😉 …. Well he does show interest but that is just because he would love to pursue them on an instinctual level.
August seemed to fly by this year and the first day of school kind of snuck up on me. One day we were planning our next adventure and the next we were waiting for the school bus! Sending my son Max on the bus for his first day was REALLY hard. He is still 3 and very small for his age. The bus steps are his equivalent to climbing the escarpment for the rest of us. But he did it and thankfully he didn’t look back because than he likely would have seen the tears in my eyes.
We are all fairing well though now that things are picking up and becoming more familiar to us all. Max is finding JK a bit overwhelming so we are sending him part time for now with the support of his educators. Making the transition a smooth and pleasant one for us all is our goal!
My daughter Lilah loves grade 1 so far though finds sitting a desk uncomfortable – because it is! I think it’s awfully hard to concentrate when you’re sitting on something that feels like concrete but what do I know 😉 . She loves the independence that comes with being in a primary grade and has made some new friends.
As for me, I am regrouping right now and focusing on re-organizing all the things in the house – toys, books, clothes – pretty much everything I couldn’t do easily with the kids around. My “to make” list keeps growing and with Christmas (yes I know it’s early) in the near future I have plenty to pass the childfree moments I now have.
The first week has now passed and we are all feeling thankful for the weekend to recharge. Before we know it we will be in to a nice groove and I think we are off to a good start!
Happy back to school!