My kids started school again this week (ok Fish went back to school, Mim, just kept keepin’ on at pre-school). The local district tries to get a jump on snow days, so the kids usually start the Tuesday before Labor Day. They get three days of getting back into the swing of things then typically, they have the Friday before Labor Day off.
I think it is a nice way to ease out of the summer and into the school year. Especially after this summer. We had so many snow days last year (11) that the kids didn’t get out until late June. Then it was a quick trip to visit with my family over the 4th of July. Then it was off to Las Vegas for a conference for the entire family. Mim, A-Man & I flew home, while Fish took two weeks to drove back with her Grandparents.
That was supposed to be the end of the chaos. Then we were supposed to have the rest of the summer to fritter about. A week after we got back from Las Vegas, the father that raised me (I have 2 Dads) unexpectedly passed away. So, it was off to Philadelphia for me and a few days later my husband followed. Let me tell ya death really puts a damper on things.
I was back from that trip for a short time and then the kids and I headed out to Vermont to stay with a friend for a few days post-shoulder surgery. I was a puddle by the time I got back from that trip. We took 4 short days for a relaxing-just-our-family-vacation and BOOM it is back to School.
As glad as I am to get the kids back to school, part of me was really grateful for the slower pace this morning. When we get our acts together, we’ll head to the lake to spend time with A-Man’s family.
Then, it will be Tuesday and we’ll be back in the saddle again.
In the mean time, I’m just going to enjoy the laziness of the next 4 days.