It was a crazy week last week.
We got home from San Diego on Sunday, the Big Kid started Kindergarden on Tuesday, family showed up Wednesday, and we had soccer practice Tuesday and Thursday, our first soccer game on Saturday and Back to School Night. Throw in a few raging neighborhood parties (it’s not a good time until you find puke on your front steps… not mine) and about a gazillion loads of laundry and VOILA. My week.
I feel like the world is supposed to calm down a little bit once they head back to school but OMFG, NOT TRUE. I’m still totally paralyzed by a To Do list that seems to get longer and longer and a house that we are finally going to finish up. There will be much more on the great remodel of 2014 later but for now suffice it to say that we took the summer off after our very difficult spring. But now I keep looking around like, holy crap we’ve got to get this shit DONE.
But I digress.
So yes, our week of firsts.
The Big Kid’s first day of TK was a BIG one. There may have been some tears (on my part) and some eye-rolling (on his part) but all in all it was a good day. He loves his teacher, loves his classmates and I love the fact that we can finally walk to school. There’s something so amazing about walking to school in the morning, cup of coffee in your hand, saying hi to the parents who you haven’t met yet but just know that you’re going to LOVE, because hey! You’re on this journey together and you’ve got 7 more years of this elementary school shit, so OMGHEYLETSBEFRIENDS! WHYAREYOUBACKINGAWAY? WHATCOMEBACK!
So yes, we got our requisite First Day of School pictures but I personally like this one a little bit better because it really shows off what I’m dealing with these days.
And of course Peanut was totally non-plussed by the whole experience because while they tend to torment each other, this guy is her DUDE. And dropping him off somewhere and leaving him there?
But it was great. And he LOVED it. And I discovered that even without him here I’m still not getting much done with the Tasmanian Devil/Peanut. Because in one morning of cleaning she fell off a stool, sprayed Windex in her mouth and ate the tops off of two markers. In the course of about 30 minutes.