Ending Summer Chaos
While we will miss the laziness of summer days, and the opt in sport workouts, the back-to school season brings a sense of renewal and structure. For moms, this month can be both bittersweet and exciting. This school year we have two kids entering a chapter of NEW! Our oldest is off to High School and our middle daughter is heading to kindergarten. My kids thrive off of going with the flow and letting their imaginations plan the day, but for me, I can’t stand the idea of not knowing what will happen in the day. I have let loose on my plan ahead ways and embraced the chaos of summer. But mama, I am so ready to be back to my routine of:
- Bus stop
- Peace and quiet for 6 hours!
I know it may come as a shock from a mom of 6 but my kids really do well with structure and schedules. My kids’ favorite thing to do is pick their meal of choice for dinner once a week. I am pretty good at making sure we are getting a balanced meal when it comes to dinner but an occasional Mac and cheese with cut up hot dogs never hurt anyone. Another example of getting back to our routine is laundry days. As a family of 8 you could imagine the piles of laundry, especially in the summer months, we accumulate.