BAM Family

BAM Family

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First week of School = So what do I DO all day long?

The boys started 4-K on Monday. It is a program at our neighborhood elementary school and is ALL. DAY. LONG. 8:40-3:30 to be exact. 
Here they are on their first day of school.
Seems like they inherited their Dad's photogenic image....
Benji the Speediest! 
(as he has been introducing himself lately)
(Awkward) picture of Mighty Micah

It has been really weird to have them gone all day. My days seem really long without our "normal" schedule. 

On one hand, I have so much free time! 
Clean the house uninterrupted? yes!
Go to work at Liberty? Check!
Eat lunch with Aaron? Yes, please!
Go to Starbucks with a girlfriend for two hours? Yes, yes, yes! 

On the other hand, I miss my little guys. I have had emotionally down moments every day realizing that our routine and schedule of the last almost-five years is over. 
Playing at Kids Cove? 
Story time at the Library?
Visiting the park?
Playdates with friends? 

All of these things can still happen, of course, but not on the weekly basis that was our normal routine. 
Plus, I know I am missing out on all the funny things they say and do each day. 
And all the hugs, kisses, and "I love you, mommy's" 
Sniff, sniff.
So, this is a big transition for our family. 

But really, my kid-free life is only going to last about 2 more months. 
Then I'll be juggling a newborn and twins with a school schedule. 
So I'm going to enjoy it while I can--hopefully my emotions will cooperate and enjoy it with me. 
This is actually what I have been doing for 3 days straight: 
Cutting out FORTY diapers that I will be selling at Kidz Kraze in about 3.5 weeks. Whew! This was a lot of work. Now I just have to sew them all. 

I think I will keep plenty busy. 


Debbie said...

Such a sweet post! If I'm honest, I've had a bit of a tough transition with your twins going to school too b/c of the end of weekly playdates at parks and kids cove! :) You are a great momma!

Brittany said...

Who said play dates are for kids? If you go to Kids Cove, I am there! Just don't forget to invite me! I still want to be friends even though I'm not homeschooling. ;)

Debbie said...


Katie Lewis said...

Ah, so much I can relate to. I think the hardest part so far for me with having Olivia in school is that I have no idea what she does that whole time. I know she's safe and well cared for, I just wonder what she DOES that whole time. :)

Katie Lewis said...

P.S. And I definitely miss the play dates too.

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