Mondays are always a little hectic over here. Time to get back to school, back on schedule, etc etc. I’ll admit that we are not “schedule” people, and I will further admit that I am not sure this lack-of-schedule even really “works” for us. Chalk it up to my husband and I being slightly too lazy to get ON a schedule and maybe being a little bit selfish because we really like to fly by the seat of our pants.
Yes, this repeatedly bites us in the rear end: missed naps, late night dance parties with kids that don’t want to sleep, early AM rush-arounds getting outfits picked and lunches made. But, for the most part we cope with minimal yelling and gnashing of teeth (MOSTLY).
As I sit here and watch my son slug down a sippy cup of chocolate milk while worshiping at the alter of the MIckey Mouse Clubhouse, I think about how absolutely FLEETING this all is. My husband and i just celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary (with dating, we’ve been together 11 years). Now, I know there are people in my social circle that have been together the same or longer, but it seems to have gone by SO FAST, and yet went I contemplate the past 11 years, so much has happened.
But now I am THAT mom- the ever-present PTA presence, probably much to the chagrin of school staff. This past weekend I found myself buying our oldest “specialty” outfits from Target for each holiday (hot damn they had the CUTEST St. Patrick’s Day Hello Kitty T-Shirt). Just 11 years ago, I had no idea that parented required the purchase of t-shirts for each holiday, major & minor.
Well, time to get going- there are menus to plan for the week! Any good ideas? So sick of the same old.