Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tomorrow is the first day!
In fact, the excitement was just too much for him....he crashed out early!
Once we get into a routine, I'll have about 2 1/2 hours each afternoon with no kids. It's going to be weird and fantastic all at the same time! I'm not sure how we're going to do it yet but I'm thinking that if the weather cooperates, we'll walk Alex up to his school at noon, and then Daniel and I will walk (ok, he'll be in the stroller) back to his school so that he can be there by 12:30. Then I have to get Alex at 3:00 and Daniel at 3:30. It'll take a while to get into the routine, but we'll figure it out.
Now I just have to figure out what to do with my "free time" tomorrow. I was thinking about going to the grocery store, but it's too close to the end of my month and I need to wait a few days to do that.
Maybe the library. Alone. What a novel concept. This will be the first time in...well, FOREVER - that I've had time to myself on a regular basis. I had the 2 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays last year, but this is going to be 2 1/2 hours every day....finally, I might get some things done during the day and not have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning every night just to get things done.
In a way, I feel guilty about being this excited about it, but it goes back to that whole Being A Single Parent thing - I need some alone time! I see other moms who are sad to see their kids go to school, and I can't wait. But I refuse to feel overly guilty about it - I need this.
But for now, I need to finish up some laundry and straighten up a little bit around the house, and then I really really want to try to get some sewing done. I was going to try to do that earlier today, but my initiative ran off somewhere. Darn it.
Posted by Non-Stop Mom at 9:59 PM