Transitioning my 30 kinders to full day and
And teaching+momming has temporarily worn me down, Friday being one of the more challenging days. Here's an example schedule:
1. Once we are up and ready, Paige, Cooper and I make our first stop of the day at Starbucks, getting drinks for me and my friend S.
2. Stop 2 is at S's house, where Cooper has a Friday playdate with S's dog.
4. Teach from 8:20 - 2:10, with one 30ish minute break.
5. After school, collect P and friend(s), they hang out and play in my classroom, while I wrap things up. If I don't finish in time, stuff goes home (who am I kidding, something always goes home), and possibly return over the weekend.
6. Pack up girls in the car and head to p/u Cooper. Transition girls/Cooper from friends' house to home. School is a good 20 minutes away.
7. Set up girls' snack and oversee playdate , clean up, etc.
8. Take friend(s) home. Another 20-30 minutes back.
9. (optional)Additional stop that comes up, some errand that has to be done right then - last night it was a trip to Grandma's house.
Now, I know for my friends out there with multiple kids, at multiple schools and sports and activities, this doesn't sound too bad. But for me, I am a mom done. It doesn't help that P and E drive me crazy, by chatting and lingering at each spot, when all I want to do is go home and collapse on the couch with House Hunters.
Today, though, I've been given a treat. A break. A day off. I've packed up E and Miss P and sent them to the Stanford/USC game with friends. I am doing the following:
2. going for a walk/run with Mr. Cooper.
3. shopping for tonight's party.
4. reading at home outside.
5. showering and getting ready for girlfriend's party.
6. pre-party with friends?
7. 7:00 p.m. - party time. Theme is 'Favorite things.' Bring your favorite $25 item for a yankee swap!
The universe must have known what I needed. I wish you a break this weekend as well! Hope to back soon with some Fall inspiration....