The back-to-school-morning-circus at the Pokey House was in full swing again this morning.
Please tell me I am NOT the only parent that simultaneously dreads and looks forward to the kids going back school after a long holiday break???
The last few weeks have been so relaxed ~ ~ most of the time spent with all of us at home, nowhere pressing to go in the mornings, sleeping in, eating breakfast together ~ sometimes not even taking a shower until almost noon. But then the kids ~ particularly my oldest ~ start getting a bit antsy and I can tell they are ready to be back on a structured schedule with some consistency.
School started back again today for both kids, and I am reminded again as to why I DRINK. Okay, so it’s only coffee ~ but it sure does the trick. I always set my coffee pot to have my coffee brewed and ready for consumption at the precise time I am set to make my way downstairs ~ this way I am less apt to go crazy over the circus that is about to ensue.
And so it is ~ break is officially over. Each morning (except when I work from home) from now on is spent in a tornado-like mode with me trying to get myself and both boys out of the house in a somewhat civilized manner. How do parents that have more than 2 children do this? I am in awe. My hubby should be grateful that he is a teacher and is already surrounded by 25 high-school students by 7am so that he doesn’t have to contend with a dawdling 10 year old and rowdy 3 year old….and a grumpy, stressed-out wife!
To ease my stress and remind me why I undertake this ringmaster role each morning, I’ll post some pictures of my amazing kids. See ~ when they look like this, I hardly want to ring their necks ;)