I’ve been procrastinating for weeks and finally started school with the kids on Wednesday. After a whole summer of lazy days reading, playing games and watching way too many movies, the switch to structure has left my mind reeling.
No wonder my house was a mess and I couldn’t get anything accomplished all summer!
So with schedule in place, chore charts mapped out and cleaning schedules in nice and neat order, I managed two days of structure before I called my first Teacher Inservice Day today….which is really code for “I forgot how hard it is to run a house, teach four kids, shuffle 3 of them to different overlapping soccer practices, and feed people things other than fast food! I’m pooped!”
This weekend will provide no respite though, because not only is it the official kick-off jamboree for soccer (3 kids + nine different soccer games and 3 photo sessions = way too many NEW grey hairs) but it’s the annual three-boy birthday party for my sons. (They were all born in September……9 months after my wedding anniversary…you do the math!) So after shuffling kids around and hoping I don’t leave anyone stranded on an empty soccer field, I will rush home to bake, frost and decorate two dozen cupcakes for my extended family, clean my house, wrap gifts and entertain.
I’m a little concerned that this is going to turn into Teacher Inservice WEEK!