I Need Wine And A Clone

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?


  1. Tabor says:

    I have my grandson this week and I have a weird mild cold that just will not let me shake it. It takes just enough of my energy for this 6-year-old, that I have no energy at night. You sound well organized and have a good start to your school year.

  2. Jamie says:

    Jimmy LOL!!!! Yes! Why didn’t I think of that!? I never make Sloppy Joe’s but I knew it was something the girls would eat and I’m trying not to resort to weekly pizza night yet. I’m sure that will start next Monday.

    I am feeling much better now that Monday is over and honestly every parent I talk to is having a crazy week. Looking forward to Thursday and Friday when we have nothing on the calendar after school!! 🙂

  3. Jamie says:

    Glad you didn’t forgo the wine because of your cold. Surely it helped kill some germs. Hang in there. It is quite the adjustment…getting into the school year groove.

  4. Ashley says:

    I am a mother of a newborn, he is my first child and i am cherishing every moment I spend with him. I guess once he of age to go to school there will be a lot of craziness. By then I would like to have one more child, so that means double trouble. I really enjoy your page. =)

  5. kim/reluctant renovator says:

    As excited as I am for school starts, this post reminds me of everything I hate about the busyness and craziness of the school year. Sigh. I don’t even own an iron anymore and when I first read it, I thought you wrote that you ironed a soccer uniform, which would be really over the top.

  6. MIchele says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I was starting to think I was all alone with the whole parenting thing…. lol. I have 2 boys 11 and 6 and they’re both a handful. It’s nice to read your blogs and if you would like a friend please write back anytime!

  7. Ann Parker says:

    as women and mother’s we all can use an extra hand to pat ourselves on the back every now and then :0)

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