I don't know who is more tired - me or the kids. Back to school is doing.me.in.
Why does there seem to be so many things that could go wrong/have gone wrong/are irritating/or just plain frustrating? Is it me?
Wait. Don't answer that.
It's been two days.
- We've all gotten up on time.
- I've made breakfast both mornings. Emma and Riley do not have snack this year, and lunch is more than 5 hours after we get up, so I've got to get a good, heavy breakfast into them. Today it was eggs (scrambled or hard boiled), yogurt and toast. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Lean Pockets with yogurt tubes for the girls - Gabe will probably have frozen waffles with soy butter. Got any good, high protein breakfast suggestions? Lay 'em on me.
- No one has forgotten a lunch. Yet.
- Everyone has all of the supplies. I only had to run out at night and buy one more red folder, so I'm calling that a success.
- I've successfully remembered to email every teacher who requested, AND by the second day of school, I had returned every.single.signed.paper, signed Riley up for soccer, signed Mackenzie up for cross country, AND returned medical forms (in quadruplicate!) AND medications.
- Every person is crabby thanks to not enough sleep.
- I had to do a monster laundry folding night - up until midnight - just to get caught up. AND the baskets are STILL FULL of dirty stuff. I'm thinking about imposing a mandatory nudity day. But then we'd still have towels.
- The Tuesday/Thursday schedule has morphed into 5 hours at the martial arts place.
- My sleep schedule is gone. Gone, gone, GONE.
- And I've got to get myself organized for dinners. Picking random stuff out of the fridge at 6 p.m. isn't going to work.
So, it's a wash. BUT. Guess what's NOT a wash?
Hurricane Earl, bearing down on my town. Tomorrow will be the deciding day - do we stay here? Do we feel like we need to leave? Will we lose power? Will we lose windows?
Will I lose my mind?
Are you on the East Coast? What are you thinking?