I tried to restrain myself from doing the happy dance on my way out of the building, but I was spotted by another mother who was almost in tears after dropping off her daughter. I admit, it was a little harder than I thought it would be, but I'm so happy to finally get into a routine and have some time to myself for a little bit each day!
Daniel and I kept walking after we dropped him off and did a little bit of shopping. I walked about 3 miles that time, and then a little less than a mile and a half to go back and pick him up. Hopefully we can keep up the walking part, as long as the weather allows.
Alex had a great first day, as did the older 3 kids. They have been fighting going to bed, but since we have to be up at 5:30 I have to be Mean Mommy and force them to go. Tomorrow we get to get up early, do breakfast, load up and be ready to go by 7:15 to get the older 3 to school by 7:30. Then Alex goes back to school at noon, and it just goes on and on and on....it's going to take a while to get into the routine, but I'm looking forward to it.
And as of Monday, when Daniel goes to preschool, I will officially be kid-free for a few hours each day! Woot! I love my kids dearly, but boy have I been looking forward to this!