Getting Life in Order Before The School Year


So I’m going to be doing this thing once a week if I can manage it. I just have to see how things go this year with JJ being in second grade. But I think I have a pretty nice arrangement with a couple of other moms with trading babysitting days which will give me one full day off from being mom. How great does that sound? I mean when it comes to accomplishing things, it sounds amazing to me, which will allow me to be a better mom the rest of the week and more involved too! 

My oldest starts second grade tomorrow! Second grade, and let me tell you, according to him, he knows it all and really doesn’t need to be in second grade. 😉 I’m just kidding, but I’ve reached a whole new phase with JJ and its the “I know it all” phase and lots of sarcasm. I guess they are calling this the sarcastic sevens? Who ever coined that couldn’t be more right. He argues everything and I mean EVERYTHING! I’ll be driving somewhere and he’ll tell me I’m in the wrong lane. He’s a seven-year old back seat driver. But despite this “I know it all” sarcastic age of seven, there really is a sweet kid inside and I’m hoping he has an awesome time in second grade at a new school and that he makes some good friends this year and does well academically. 


Next year his little brother gets to join him as a Kindergartner and my heart will for surely break into a million pieces. These kids are growing up way too fast….but alas, I still have another year with the stinker, and I’m not in any hurry to send him out the door yet. Be still my heart! 




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24 thoughts on “Getting Life in Order Before The School Year

  1. You are so right about our hearts breaking every time our children take a step toward independence – away from the safety of our eye sight & our arms!! In 3 days, my oldest will be 42 years old & I wonder where the time went. It makes me sad!! I hope I hugged her & the other children enough!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I forgot to mention that you got a one year reprieve when it came to know it all kids. Mine thought they knew it all when they were 6 years old and they entered first grade!! It was awful!! I don’t know how we made it through without arguing. Even though I did call her mom a few times ?

  3. My daughter is going to be a Sophomore in HS and to this day I cry every first day. She is an Honor Student and so proud of what she has achieved. For she had a few years where she got picked on or bullied in her Elementary School. Enjoy these years they are so precious even with the know it all stage. We hate seeing them gain their independence for we all ways want to be wanted and needed. They will they go through their phases I am 49 yrs old and still need or want my mom and thankfully I am lucky to still have her in my life and she is always there 🙂 ♥

  4. I think it’s important to give yourself time off, so that babysitting thing is great! It works for everybody. They do grow up so fast, sometimes it’s difficult to catch up emotionally. I feel you there, momma.

  5. Oh, it is so nice that your son is aware of his surroundings. I am so excited for my son when he go to school by next year.

  6. I love how he says he knows it all. LOL. Too funny. Kids grow up so fast. One day their a baby and the next they are heading off to school. It’s amazing to see all the changes they go through.

  7. I just got my kids all new socks and pitched the ones we couldn’t match. So important to do this before school starts!

  8. Honestly this school year really snuck on me, I think due to the fact that it started two weeks earlier than last year. I wasn’t prepared and now I feel like I’m scrambling.

  9. It’s really important to organized all before to go back to school! I’m also excited that my nephew will go to school soon.

  10. I am just loving it, he is such a smart kids and looks very much ready for school anytime. We need to make sure that we are well organized right before the back to school!

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