Today is the day that I have been waiting for all summer. This is the day that I have some peace, quiet, and mimosas in celebration of Mimosa Monday. Oh, and it’s the first day of school.
Here is how our morning has gone.
- Mom wakes up early to find that all of the children have slept in…for maybe the third time since school let out in June.
- Do a final check that backpacks have all required papers and books then head to the kitchen to bust out 3 school lunches.
- Assist the girl child in learning how to tame her new pixie cut.
- Start getting the boys up and moving, including a nervous Kindergartener who wants his mommy to help him get dressed.
- Begin breakfast (breakfast burritos per request) while fielding socks, shoes, and television requests.
- Give constant time calls to ensure that breakfast gets finished before the walk to our new bus stop.
- Potty check, backpacks, and first day of school pictures.
- Head out the door to the bus stop (conveniently walking by 2 Poke Stops!) and arrive as the bus pulls up! Kids run to get on only to learn it is the wrong bus…at the right time. The real bus ends up coming 10-15 minutes late…yay first day!
- Walk back home with hubby and get to work to the sound of West Wing Weekly vs. Minecraft, Roblox, and fighting siblings.
- Pour myself a well earned mimosa before heading to tackle the laundry mound that has taken over my bedroom.
My Mimosa Monday
Since it is a weekday I’m not going super crazy with my mimosa and am going with a 50/50 balance of orange juice to champagne. If this was the weekend it would look a lot more like 25/75.
Don’t get me wrong…
I miss my babies. There have been very few times over the last 5 years where I have been alone for long stretches of time and I just don’t know how to handle it. I never pictured myself as a SAHM or WAHM, but now that I am I wouldn’t have it any other way. Where else can I make my own schedule and volunteer at school as much as I do?
I’m also just a touch nervous for my little guy. He feels less ready for school than the other two were at his age, but he did just turn 5 less than a month ago! His sister promised to take care of him on the bus (even turning down another kid when they asked to ride with her to do so!) and I know that if anything was to happen big bro Liam would handle it.
I’m not going to let the worry ruin my day because it won’t change anything! Maybe I’ll make them cookies for their after school snack…
How’s your first day?
Have your kids gone back to school? Did you do anything to celebrate?
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