There I go again. Taking off from you guys and acting like I have something better to do. Truth be told, I rather be talking to you but I've got noses to wipe, diapers to change, and Homework ...what's that? Homework to do?? Ok, only a few random assignments, but there is another form of "homework" that comes when your child starts kindergarten. Nobody tells you about this one. You just think you'll get up, maybe brush your teeth, pour some coffee, pack a lunch and give them a kiss goodbye... then freedom! Nope. That's not what happens folks.
Let's start with lunches. Back in the day, my mom would slap a PB&J, maybe leftover meatloaf sandwich (yes, I was embarrassed but their good) or if your my mom, Jelly Bean and PB sandwich (she was fun). and guess what? we would eat it! Not these days. Actually maybe it's just my kids. First, it needs to be well balanced or you might get the imaginary label of a malnourishing mom. So you have to cut up some fruit for the kid - X2 here. Fork out a fortune for Gogurts because all the kids have them - X2. Make something of substance in a sandwich -X2. Oh wait, Rooster informs me that he doesn't like sandwiches in his lunch. Open up a can of creative juice and pack that kid a pumpkin flax seed muffin with some cream cheese. Add some milk and make it all fit in those tiny lunch bags. Ahh, lunch is ready. But wait, they need breakfast and you need to pack them a mid day snack, balanced of course. Open more creative juice because they are too tired to eat and it's not practical to refrigerate the afternoon snack.
Then get them dressed, teeth brushed, hair combed, everything in the car and off you go. You get home, do some cleaning and you need to bake a snack for them because they will be starving when they get back. You get them home only to find more mail in both bags then you receive in a week at home. Do they want to dance? swim? girl scouts? PTA? buy a shirt? sell a candle? Phew, I don't know about you moms out there but kindergarten is wearing me out! Then there is the new attitude that comes from being good in school all day...
So how are your first days of school going? Teachers? Seasoned moms? Tell me it gets smoother!