I love the beginning of the school year! The getting supplies (the smell of books & pencils!), getting the classroom ready and organized, and just plain getting back into the routine is somehow really peaceful.
Monday was the first day of school for us in our household, and it’s been going pretty smoothly for now. With my husband’s schedule, the only time he gets to see our older son during most of the days he’s here, is in the morning, and only for about an hour and a half each day. Not very much! And since it’s becoming more and more important for him to have those deep talks with his dad, our morning routine revolves around making this easier.
So to optimize their time together, I try to get up around 5am. This is often after having fed the new baby at 3am or 4am. It is hard, but it is SO worth it to watch them eating breakfast together, sitting by themselves, almost as though they’re having breakfast in a cafe. I feel like I work in a cafe!! LOL But I love it, being a natural morning person, it’s not too too bad. I also love cooking… and breakfast foods are my all-time favorite to cook and eat ❤ So cooking them up a nice breakfast, having it all laid out with their drinks etc. and then retreating to the living room to eat my own food and write so they can have more privacy… it’s really nice!
Anyway, I’m going to miss the Summer days of going to parks and walking more and seeing museums etc. Maybe we can sneak in a few trips here and there, but it’s getting a little harder with each child we add unfortunately, to be able to get out and handle all my work at home. We’ll see.
Pictures of our adventures semi-recently!!
Hunting for crabs at night!!! The boys (wtth a lot of help from their dad) caught 4 I think! It was so much fun to watch them doing this n the pitch black on the beach with their nets, buckeets and flashlights!