My last baby had her first day of kindergarten today. Whoa. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster that WILL.NOT.SLOW.DOWN. Just yesterday, I was begging for school to end and now summer is over. Hell, just last month she was taking her first steps.
Does time go exponentially faster with the third/last child? I didn’t even get around to sewing her a mommy made outfit for the first day. She’s not nearly as upset about it as I am. She picked out this outfit at Old Navy and I think total it cost $12, (including the socks, which were a 3-pack).
I hope that once my hobby room is complete, I’ll spend my weekly day off in there sewing for her and the boy. I had also planned on making one of those adult sized t-shirts that say “Class of 2026″, so I could take a picture of her each new school year and see how she grows into it. Go home, Pinterest, you’re drunk!
This school year will be lots of fun and we are all looking forward to it. Her teacher is amazing. As usual, we do everything as a family. Big K will be working at the school in the mornings and afternoons. At least now the little kids will get to see her during their waking hours. Middle K and I start school in the “big kid” building next week. Technically, I start tomorrow, but school won’t be in session for us until Monday.
We stopped at TCBY on the way home. I tried their new Non-Dairy FroYo. It was yummy. Kids had regular. I guess we’ll have to stop again next Monday on Middle K’s first day. I mean, it is only fair after all!
After school we measured everyone against the last day of school measurements. These kids grew a total of 2.375 inches this summer. Lil K grew a full inch and Middle K grew 1.375 inches. It will be interesting to see this school year where they end up on our “chart”
I know these growth charts are a little ghetto looking. But it’s also classic and low maintenance. You are supposed to track kids growth on the kitchen wall. It’s the law…take that, Pinterest.
Just like I was super excited about the summer and all the crafting I planned on doing, I have big aspirations for this school year as well. I hope to find a nice work/school/homework/housework/crafting groove. I never managed to find that last year. I felt like I was skating by, just barely treading water for most of last school year. This year I hope to find some balance.
How do you balance your kids lives with your own?
Let me know in the comments.