It’s that time of year again; homework, lunches, hectic schedules, tests, activities, etc., etc. Back to school for my two kiddos. I have one off to 10th grade and the other off to first day of middle school.
My daughters big concern as she starts 10th grade is her GPA and meeting her goal of doing dual-enrollment in high school and college starting her junior year. My sons big feat this year is managing the huge leap from being one classroom with one teacher to switching between six classes and six teachers. Also, he will go from having 30 minutes of homework to having up to 3 or more hours of homework per night. This will be another big adjustment as homework in any capacity is not his forte.
For me, this year is going to be a bit more challenging that the past years have been. Up until two months ago. my husband worked from home so he handled all homework and evening activity carpools. With my husband getting home late from his new job, I get to take on this new responsibility. This means I get up at 5:30 am and crash at 11pm with no time for myself. This includes not having hardly any time to workout which is my life line. I was worn out after week one and just doing a rain dance today since schools are closed because of tropical storm Isaac. Such is the life of a working mom.
I love my kids more than life itself and I’d do this and more for them any day or every day of the week. I’m just praying for the strength to do the balancing act and to avoid a nervous break down by the end of the school year.
2012-2013 school year here we come!