Yesterday was the first full day of school for both my girls and I don’t want to brag or anything, but we made it through the day and WE’RE STILL ALIVE. We did lose our final hermit crab last week, though, but that’s a story for another day. Frankly, I’m thankful the reign of crabs is over at our house.
The girls’ actual first day of school was last Thursday but was just a half day and I took the day off from work so it was really just school “lite,” a dress rehearsal for the real deal so to speak. We had teacher inservice last Friday and then yesterday was the full monty.
Here’s the low down on my Monday:
- Got the girls to school at 7:45
- Got to work by 8:15
- Left work at 2:30 and picked up both girls from school along with a friend who needed a ride while her mom battled middle school car pool duty
- Picked two wimpy (yet nutritious) peppers from our sad garden and made homemade spaghetti sauce while the girls played
- Prayed that Miss A’s friend wouldn’t leave our home with her navy skort completely covered in dog hair when her mom picked her up
- Took Miss C to soccer practice at 5 (hubby picked her up at 6:30 on his way home from working all day)
- Took Miss A home at 6 to eat dinner and prep for her soccer practice
- Took Miss A to her 6:30 soccer practice
- Came home and made sure the girls scrubbed all dirt and grass stains from soccer practice away
- Ironed school uniforms (a sadistic habit of mine that typically lasts one week before I use the toss in the dryer method of ironing)
- Prepped the coffee maker
- Passed out about 10 p.m. after taking cold medicine
Yeah, did I mention I have a cold.
Mondays, you will not beat me down!
This afternoon I’ll pick the girls up and then I just have to attend a 4th grade parents’ meeting and I’m throwing together Sloppy Joes for dinner while hubby works late and my dad babysits. Tomorrow evening Miss C has and hour and a half soccer practice again for her travel team. Thursday and Friday we have nothing going on in the evenings, thank you day planner Jesus. I plan on us all vegging out because we have a soccer tournament and an out of town wedding this weekend.
What’s that saying? That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger so we can hoist that box of wine?