It’s that time of year where kids are back at school and have been for about a week or two. Kids, parents and teachers are getting back into the routine of being back at school.
My kids started school about a week and a half ago. Grades 1, 3, and 4. They are happy to be back and are slowly getting used to being back and the routine that goes with being at school.
However, as I mentioned, they’re not the only ones getting back into the routine of having kids in school. Much like many other parents, my husband and I are getting back into the routine with our kids. We are getting used to making lunches and packing lunchboxes, getting the kids up and ready for school, getting them to the bus or to school, just to name a few things.
I never really realized what back to school meant for parents, when I was a kid. I was only aware of the adjustments I had to make when school started again.
Now, being a mom with three school-aged kids, I realize it’s an adjustment for parents as well, as our routine during the summer break is different from the routine we have during the school year.
This is part of the reason I took some time away from blogging and doing certain things over the last two weeks. I realized in August that I would need some time to adjust to this new routine. Getting used to taking my kids to school, making their lunches and snacks for school, and all the things that come with kids going back to school.
I didn’t want to have too much on my plate as we adjusted to this. I knew I wasn’t going to be doing myself any favours by putting too much on my plate and doing too much or more than I could handle.
It’s definitely better to be kind to yourself and just do what you can.
Now that things have settled down, I know I can slowly start blogging again and making time for other things that I want to do and enjoy doing.