The first week of 2017 is coming to a close, and I couldn't be happier for the weekend. Although Scott and Robby only had four days of school this week, the frustration and stress of returning to a schedule after a long break has been exhausting. I think we all need a few days to recoup and plan for the coming weeks. If I don't get back into a groove, this is going to be a long second semester.
I'm not sure why
we were so unprepared for the return to the school schedule, but we were
woefully unprepared for this week. Laundry has piled up and we have
been forced to delve into the back of the drawers for shirts that almost
fit. Lunches have been mediocre because I haven't been able to get to
the grocery store. I have been forced to scrounge in the back of the
cabinet for adequate (i.e. unexpired) snacks, an effort that is met with
complaints daily. We desperately need the weekend to restore our house
to school mode.
Work has been busy, making it seemingly
impossible for me to get everything in order. When I do have some free
time I spend it with Timmy, either playing with his trains or going to
the pool. He isn't handling the transition to an empty house gracefully,
sobbing each morning as we drop off Robby at school. I know that he
misses the excitement of having his Daddy and brother home, and being
stuck with me as a playmate is poor consolation. Taking him to the pool
each afternoon has been my saving grace in an otherwise ragged week.