No time for easing into it.
By Charisa Darling on August 26, 2013
I am a weenie. I just needed to lead off with that to make everything clear.
School has started off like a cannonball into icy cold water when I would have preferred to stick my big toe in and take time to get used to it.
The kids love school and I'm very grateful for that. However, Vaughn in particular, is not used to a full day schedule and is A Mess when she gets home. Overly tired. Almost to tears.
To make matters worse I have to quickly get the kids fed and push them out the door in order to get to whichever activity is going on that night. I'm walking on egg shells and being very patient with them but it's wearing on me. Plus dinners have been up in the air and bedtimes have been later because of everything.
From Saturday to Saturday here's our breakdown.
6 soccer/baseball games
5 soccer/baseball practices
1 gymnastics practice
5 homework sheets for Vance, 1 project
2 projects for Vaughn
Cherry on top? Justin was out of town, in the UK, for the entire week.
Once we get where we're going Vaughn is usually pretty good. She's become a master of waiting and we always have her bag packed with plenty of things to do.
I know there are a ton of Superpeople out there and have been operating at these speeds for years. This is new to me and that's why I called myself a weenie. I'm complaining now but I know we'll get into our groove and this will be no big deal soon.
If you need me I'll be scouring the web for quick dinner ideas cause this Mama is tired of tomato and avocado sandwiches.
Question of the day: What's your favorite quickie dinner meal?