I don’t know what it is about a new school year that makes me want to organize everything, but that is what I was doing last week. I think it’s just that the back to school season and the first month of school can just be so chaotic if you don’t have it planned out well. So it sends me into organization overdrive. I want the kids to know exactly where their backpacks and lunch boxes go after school, where their school work goes. I want the pantry organized with snacks and portioned lunch box items that make the school week easier. I want chore charts working properly and I want a system that works well. So I have been working on revamping our command center. I tried to do one last year, adding a few cork boards in our hallway and some folders that collected school information and mail, and it just didn’t work well. This time, I’m making it work well! I’ve already redone the kids’ chore charts, which you can read or watch about here.
Next is getting a mail catch system up and a wipe off calendar that will help us keep track of upcoming things. Even though we generally use our phones and my husband and I share a calendar on the phone, it’s nice for the kids to be able to look at the calendar and see what the week or month looks like, or what we’re having for dinner. So when I get that setup, toward the end of the week, I will share what works for us with you all.
So my oldest starts the fourth grade at his new school on Tuesday. He is so excited about it. With how many times my child has been a new student at a new school, it would be well within his right to hate school. But he doesn’t. He’s very social and likes making friends even though I worry about him in these older grades where kids get a little meaner with each passing year. I just hope he finds his “people” again and that we can keep him in the same school until 9th grade. After all these confusing years, the kid needs some consistency.
Then my youngest starts first grade on Thursday next week. While his older sibling is in school, we get to have a few days together, just the two of us. I’m not sure if we’ll do anything special, but at least I’ll get one on one time with him.
Last week on my birthday I decided to get myself some sushi. Its something my family does not enjoy, but I do and I figured my birthday is the perfect reason to get something I don’t eat often.
So I treated my self to this:
Kobe Sushi in Loveland makes some awesome Spicy Tuna Rolls and Deep Fried Shrimp Rolls.
I ordered the rolls to go and took the kids to the splash pad for a little picnic with said sushi so they could have some fun in the water. I had a picnic blanket rolled out facing the pond where tons of frogs were sunning themselves on rocks.
It was a great last week before school. Tomorrow we get one more day of swimming in on the last day of summer break for Jaydon, and then its back to the rigors of a school schedule.
If you are a parent sending a child back to school, are you happy or sad that summer is drawing to an end?
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