Wednesday, August 31, 2011

high tide

What is it about time flying by so quickly during the summer months?

It seems like it was just yesterday that we bid the kindergarten yard a farewell.
Now in a mere FIVE days we will be back to the grind.
I say "we" because even though it's Lulu starting grade 1, I'm the lucky one that gets to go back and forth to the school yard every day.
THREE times a day actually, which actually equals SIX trips back and forth from our house to the school.
Not sure how this will actually allow me to get anything accomplished.
At least anything that isn't located in my neighbourhood.
Apparently most of the kids come home for lunch each day, which was so not my plan.
But for the first week I will conform, and then hopefully when she is settled in a bit, I am hoping on alternating days for lunch.
I mean I would really like to have a bit of a life outside of motherhood.
I.E. my old career..sigh...
As a bonus, I also get to take Lulu to all her after school programs three days a week.
I can hardly wait for the frenzy to begin.

I'm sure it will all be fine, and even though I sound like I'm already complaining (okay I am totally complaining) I'm secretly looking forward to the whole school time routine.
That's what being a mom is all about, right?

It was a busy summer and hopefully a fun one for Lulu, but quite frankly, I'm exhausted from trying to keep her entertained for two straight months.
Fun as it might be to hang out 24/7 with a six year old.

That being said, I really need to stop worrying about myself and how I'm going to adapt to our new routine and instead focus on Lulu and her fears or anxieties about going back to school.
Not that she has mentioned anything so far, but still, I really need to be there for her and be positive.

Speaking of being positive, although the summer flew by, it still isn't completely over.
So instead of fretting about the days ahead, I'm going to soak up the last few days of summer 2011.


karen said...

we WILL be friends. i have a 6 year old entering grade 1 this fall. it is destiny (am i creeping you out yet?)
looking in the high park/roncesvalles (sp?)/junction areas....

Sonia said...

I will be doing the happy dance as my 8 and 6 year old board the bus Tues morning!!! BOTH kids will be in school all day for the first time! Wahoo!

Yes, I love my kiddies, but I finally get some "me" time! :)

Hope LuLu settles in quickly!

karengreeners said...

Hope you enjoyed the last few dog days, especially with autumn weather jumping in so quickly.

And speaking of dog days - Chelsea is adorable - that face! I'm dying for a puppy, but we'll have to work a little harder on the huz.