Penelope and School
Here's our routine: Everyone is up and going by 6:15ish. I get coffee going and piddle in the house (I am a night shower gal, always have been. Definitely helps morning routines since my husband takes a 30 minute minimum shower). We pack lunches, leash Lily and head to the bus stop by 7am (it used to stop at our house but now it doesn't). I'm back home and headed to school by 7:30ish. School clock-in for me is 8am. I work until 2 normal days, afterschool art starts next week which will be until 4:00. William has football everyday until 5:30. At first I was like geesh....but now I love it because folks we are sitting down every night at the dinner table for dinner!!! No more every night of the week running around to baseball practice and this and that. Mailey has acting once a week at night, but that is nothing compared to our old life. After dinner we all just lay around, do homework, watch TV. Relax. No stress. No craziness. Laundry is always done. House is in order (speaking of house, I've designated Thursday afternoon to housekeeping so Saturday is free and house is clean!!) I feel great. I'm actually not exhausted. In fact yesterday around 5PM Mailey and I trotted off to TJMaxx to do some clothes shopping for her. We giggled and talked and bonded the entire time. In fact, I told her I liked how much nicer she was treating me since school started. She said yeah, it's because you're not embarrassing me anymore. HA! I will say my school day is much less stressful worrying about her.
She's still adjusting to middle school. Last week everyday it was "So when can we start homeschooling?" And yesterday it was, "well, maybe I'll be okay now." She's actually asked to be home schooled since she was in kindergarten. I would love to have, but I love teaching too much! So....8 days down. 172 to go. Not that I'm counting or anything. I'll be back later in the week with a new cuff I'm working on. Fun times in the studio.