Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's almost November

Where have I been? In the trenches. Literally. I knew it would be busy once Brynn hit Kindergarten; I had no idea it would be like THIS. Our life consists of the following:

-Homework (Brynn's)

-School paperwork

-Soccer practices

-Soccer games

-Birthday parties GALORE (for BOTH daycare friends and new school friends + Baylen's friends' parties)

-Dance 1x a week

-Grading 115+ assignments every time something is due...which is ALL of the time in my world/classroom

-School events

-Parent meetings

-MY school events

-Dj traveling

-Time to breathe


WOW...that is all I have to say. I can't imagine what it will be like when B2 are older and have more activities/homework than they do now. I am barely treading water here. Anxiety has kicked in moreso this year and I think it's because we are all still adjusting to all of the changes school and new schedules bring.

Brynn has been more of a grump this year esp. after school when I pick her up. She is just simply exhausted. I cannot blame her. I am trying to be patient but sometimes it is very difficult when she says certain things or cries constantly. It is obvious that is adjusting too...new school, new people, new friends vs. old friends who are still together at a different school--she is all by herself. B loves school...she is just so tired and needs time to decompress. Crying, being grumpy, refusing to talk; that is how she is coping. I know it just takes time.

The ironic thing? Time feels so limited these days. *sigh*