School started on Friday here in the lovely state of TN. I was under a hugely mistaken trance that led me to believe that My life would slow down and my days would be less hectic when the kiddos went back to school. I am more tired and worn out now then I was in the summer time.
My lovely state of miss~believe went like this:
5:30 oldest 2 up and off to school by 6:30 ish
6:30 youngest 2 up and off to school by 7:30 ish
Oldest 2 home by 2:30ish homework done and off to finish chores and out to play but the time the youngest two got home.
Youngest 2 home by 4:00 ish and have the table to themselves to do home work.
sounds easy enough right?!?
NO cause that would be to simple for my life and make sense and you know we can't have that!!
SO this is how my day now goes.....
Brat~baby 1 has to be up at 5 AM(way to early).
She gets home around 2:30ish unless she has drill team practice which seems like every day right now. Then it's pick her up at 4:30. (We are proud of her for trying out and making the drill team. I think JROTC will be good for her and she is very good at it.)
Brat~baby 2 has to be up at 5:30 and gets home around 2:45
Brat ~babies 3 and 4 have to be up by 7:15 and get home around 4:00 (late I know)
so my mornings are constant until 8:30 when the youngest get on the bus and then I get to clean up the mess, feed and walk the dogs, feed the cats. work on the house, do any running I have to do (and that's been a lot lately).
Then from 2:45 on its get the kids off the bus, pick up Brat~baby 1, make it to all the appointments (dr., dent., school, vet, FRG, etc), and church functions on Wed and Thurs. night. By the time they get home work done, dinner eaten, and showers taken it's off to bed to wake up and do it all over again. :)
Needless to say our house is gonna be very busy for a while. I am hoping things will have fallen into a doable routine by mid Sept. One that is not only manageable but one that allows play and relaxing time for all of us.