I readily admit that I was not thrilled about starting our new year. I was already exhausted and feeling disorganized and overwhelmed (having two toddlers can do that to you!). I just didn’t feel up to another year, more learning, more planning, and more organizing.
However, I pulled myself together, set a start date, and dove right in. And our first day was………..just ok. I’m not sure exactly what I expected. Maybe awesome or wonderful? It definitely was not either of those. However, we made it through our day, tweaked our schedule, found a new routine, and had fun together. Overall, it was successful.
And while I’m confessing a few things I will also share that by afternoon all I wanted to do was retreat into my bedroom to take a long nap. I was almost ready to give up on the day. Not because things weren’t going well, but just because it was so much work for me! I get a 30 minute break during lunch and that’s about the only time I have a few minutes of peace.
Despite wanting to give up, I pushed through and everyone was cheerful when Daddy walked in the door. Dinner was a fun meal of waffles and then we had some time to celebrate the end of our very first day. We watched Frozen together as a family to relax after our very long day!
Here’s a little peek into our first day…..
I can happily say that the rest of our first week was even better. Each day was progressively more smooth and more fun. I found that we were all becoming excited about our new school year as we made it through each new day. By Friday we had a good routine and we were seeing some real progress. This year just might be ok. Let’s see how I feel in February………..
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