Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Transitions are hard

Brynn was ready to go to Kindergarten. I knew this. I have accepted this...slowly. However, I did not realize how much of a transition it would be for all of us. It's emotional; physically difficult, and mentally challenging...and I'm not just talking about Brynn's adjustments...I'm referring to my own. Wrapping my mind around Kindergarten didn't seem this hard two months ago. But, at this point, we're knee deep into Kinder and it hasn't slowed down since. Between organizing outfits/uniforms for the week, making and packing lunches, shopping for food and planning out meals in between parent meetings and trainings and open houses and sports practices, dance, school/ASB errands, and finding time to have energy to work out/run, grade papers, plus keeping up with everything else has been quite difficult. One other small detail I didn't think enough about was having two kids in two different places...I didn't think it would be that big of a deal, but, it's turning out to be a more challenging. As soon as 9 p.m. approaches, all I want to do is climb into bed and slip away into a sweet slumber. Brynn loves school and is doing very well. I think things are quite easy for her; Mrs. H. already knows that she's a pretty strong reader and B. is quite excited about this. She is so tired by the time 7:30 rolls around and is ready for bed. Sometimes she comes home from school grumpy...long day. Then there's the homework and the challenge homework and the reading every night; the paperwork we need to fill out, and all of the little details we must keep track of or remember. My calendar has never been so full. Will it ever get any easier? It has to, right?!