I have all these posts in draft, barely fleshed out, and instead I post yet another photo. Go figure.
I’m busy freaking out about my oldest going into 4th grade next month. From public schooling to homeschooling then unschooling BACK to public schooling. He’s totally calm. I’m freaking out.
$375 in school supplies with yet MORE that I still need to get and an entire school wardrobe to purchase, doesn’t help.
I live each day in “what if” panic. When is the school going to send us the rest of the paperwork? When will they contact us about a meeting to discuss his transition / catching up? We still have to pay the $80 registration fee. When is the best time to buy all the school clothes (due to their strict dress code policy)? How are we going to afford all this? How the heck am I going to manage all this as a one car household without making everyone late?
DH has to be at work at 8am. School starts at 9am.
So the latest DH can wake up is 7am or so, then I have to haul him 15min to work leaving the house around 7:30a, come home and make sure Danny is up and ready, get him to school which is 5-10min away depending on traffic in the morning by 8:55a. Ok, that sounds doable. Then pick Danny up at 3:30pm, dinner around 6-7pm, pick DH whenever (he has no set schedule, works 6 days a week 10-14hour days) and somehow get BOTH my kids to bed to do it all over again. Dreading all the driving come Winter.
I’m STILL trying to adjust to being a SAHM in general, now to go to being a SAHM to just the little one? What do people do all day? I was working full-time when Daniel was this age so I’m at a loss. I’m assuming a lot of park time and such? Right now my boys play with each other ALL DAY LONG (when they aren’t napping) so I’ve not really had to come up with any special activities.
I feel like Tristan is going to get bored of me very quickly. I’m no where near as much fun as his big brother.
I’ve tried to find a silver lining if you will and there is this. I will not have to hear my oldest complain about doing his chores because I’ll be taking them over (the daytime chores anyway).