What? It's not January?
I know it's not January, but I feel like as a mom of school aged kids, I get a second chance to make changes. At the beginning of the school year, I always get the urge to tweak what is working and revamp what hasn't worked. After having the whole summer off and having "go with it" days, the new school year brings new activities and new schedules into our routine. And especially since we have added a fourth child to the mix, I am really going to need to be on my 'A' game in order to stay organized and accomplish all that needs to be done.
One of the big changes we are preparing to make this school year is
making allowing the kids to ride the bus to school two mornings a week. With the kids attending the magnet schools, it is a good 20-30 minute drive each way then add car line in the afternoons and I am spending 2.5 hours in the car each day...now add on the cost of fuel and you get one grumpy momma! Fortunately, even though the kids are at two different schools they will ride the same bus and it picks up right in front of our subdivision.
Another change that I will be making is something that is going to require a lot more dedication and determination on my part. I'll be honest with you, my housekeeping skillz have have been sporadic at best. Sure I keep the kitchen cleaned and toys picked up (most days), but the weekly chores often go undone. And that's WITH the big kids responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms and vacuuming/dusting their own bedrooms. So I will be attempting a daily chore chart for myself. In the past I have always done all my cleaning on one day, but with a big pregnant belly for a number of months and now a newborn, trying to block off an entire day is just not feasible. Please pray for me that I will not let the distractions of the world (ie. facebook, blogs and of course baby sugars) prevent me from accomplishing my responsibilities.
So there we go...I bid you all a happy new year...new school year that is! What does the new school year bring out in you?