School is going well! The kids love it. They run into the building excitedly without any issue. They're bringing home a crap ton of artwork and worksheets that I have to immediately destroy as soon as they're asleep before A&E comes to film the next episode of Hoarders at our house. Olivia even requested to eat … Continue reading After School Aftershocks
I had forgotten how near impossible it is to get yourself and two kids fed a complete breakfast, dressed, teeth brushed, bags packed, and out the door in order to arrive somewhere at a very specific time. Coming out of a leisurely summer things have been super rushed and chaotic to say the least. Whatever … Continue reading Morning Rush Hour
Today was not only AJR's last day of school for the summer, it also marked the last day of school EVER at his current school. We said our goodbyes to the teachers and staff we have loved for so long and I'll be damned if it doesn't feel a little bit like a break-up. A … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
While I was dropping AJR off at school today I witnessed him getting a little "tough love" from his go-to buddies. He was so excited to see them and started going into full-on clinger mode, per usual, even when it became clear that his friends wanted to be anywhere that he was not. I stood … Continue reading Mama Bear
It's been a full two months since my kids started school. By this point, you think they would be completely acclimated and asking when they could go back. Instead, they kill my mommy-free-time vibe every school day with protestations, tears, and tantrums when it's time to leave. School mornings unfold something sort of like this: … Continue reading School Woes
Tuesday BOTH of my kids started school. Please take a moment to send a virtual slow clap my way. My oldest, AJR is starting his second year of preschool going three days a week. Olivia, who turns two in October, started in the toddler program, and will go two mornings a week. Do you … Continue reading Mom’s First Day Of Freedom
With Labor Day comes the official end of summer and I could not care less. Summer, your work here is done. Thanks for all the leisurely mornings of PJ lounging and breakfast morphing into a 45-minute affair. I appreciate you providing (usually) perfect temperatures to sit outside and sip delicious summer beverages like rosé and … Continue reading That’ll Do, Summer.