The First Month Is Always The Hardest

School has started. We have been trying so hard to get back into a routine. It isn’t easy, especially when we have to be up and out an hour earlier to drop Lex off at middle school. For now the 3rd graders go to the middle school until the new school is finished, which means school starts at 8 for him, and 9 for Lola. That one hour gap is killing me. I’m still trying to find a schedule that works for us. I’m up at 6am every morning, making coffee, lunches, getting their clothes ready and they’re bags all set. Bedtime is tough. On one hand I know they should be in bed by 8, but I like the quiet hour after dinner where we sit and watch something together, or read books, or just hang out. I just can’t get them to bed by 9. We’re working on it. The first month really is the hardest.

Lex started the 3rd grade and he seems to have grown up on me over the summer. He just….looks older, more mature. I’m loving that he still holds my hand and wants me to walk him to school and I even get a hug and a kiss!! In front of other kids!!!! So awesome. 🙂 I’m so proud of the young man he’s becoming.

Lola, my 1st grader!! She’s sooooooooo excited about school, and having her very own desk! That was the one thing she really looked forward to. Such a simple thing, but it makes her so happy. She loves her class, she loves her teacher, she loves her desk, she loves that I can now braid her hair like Anna’s from Frozen, she loves home lunch, she loves her new friends, she loves when I walk her to school, she loves sleep, she loves SunChips, but most of all, she loves donut fridays!! Every Friday I get donuts for breakfast. I know, I know….not healthy. Whatever. It’s fun and they love it! Lola starts dance next week. They have a free class tomorrow and she is super excited about going. I mean super excited. She’s been telling everyone about it. It seems like yesterday I was holding a not so little baby in my arms, and now I have a little girl growing into a wonderful young lady. I’m good with that.


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