It is Sunday evening. Both kids are bathed and in bed. Here I sit, anxious and nervous.
We have a big week ahead of us.
Here is what is on our agenda for tomorrow:
Quinn’s first day at her new daycare. Porter goes to the sitter for the day. Aaron’s first day back to work since being at home with the children all summer. First day of the semester, which not only means our work place will be bustling with returning and new students, but I will attend my first Accounting 101 course after work. Full 9-5 work day followed by 3.25 hours of Accounting class. Man, I hope I make it through the semester!
Day 2 for Quinn at her new daycare. Porter’s first day of Kindergarten! My baby is going to school all day and then to his new babysitter’s house until we can pick him up. (Much to our dismay, we could not find a suitable childcare facility in our area that would take Quinn and pick up Porter after school. They two near us that we could afford were not places we felt comfortable leaving our kids.) He spent all last week with his new sitter (so Aaron could get some class prep time in) and he loves it there and he will be with some other kindergarteners. This will be the first day that we have to do two different drop-offs and two different pick-ups while dealing with back-to-school college traffic.
Day 3 of new daycare for Quinn. Porter goes back to the sitter. Yes, Porter’s schedule is staggered the first week to give the teachers more time to assess the kindergarteners and to get the children slowly acclimated to their new routine while in smaller groups. Great for the kids, but hard for the daycare situation.
Day 4 of new daycare for Quinn. Porter goes back to school–this time with his whole class, not just a third of it. This is the first day his entire class will meet each other. There is a Parent tour of the kindergarten at 2:30pm that neither Aaron nor I can make due to work (I have a show going into technical rehearsal and Aaron is teaching class. Ugh.)
Day 5 of Quinn at new daycare. Porter goes to school. Friends come in from out of town to stay with us for the weekend (yay!) and I turn 36.
Then after all of that upheaval we all have Labor Day off! And we start with the crazy all over again on September 2!
So please, send good vibes my way this week. Lots of scheduling craziness, new routines, and stupid traffic to deal with. I’m already looking forward to next weekend!