Today marks the end of my first full week of school. I still really like my students. This year is just...different. It's not that I haven't liked other students this much at the beginning of a year; it's just that all groups of students are different and this group really stands out so far as being just some nice kids.
The transition of Mommy going back to work was a little rough on my own kiddos, who were used to having both of us home for the summer. I think they both got used to getting one parent to themselves, which meant they could do whatever they wanted to do. Now, they have to share Daddy while Mommy is away. One Ordinary Dad and I talked through a few things, mainly about how to give each kid one-on-one time during the day, and the week got progressively better on the home-front. B is teething like a madman, so our sleep earlier this week was awful. Thankfully, he's pretty well sleep-trained and the worst of it seems to be over. When teething has woken him up the last two nights, he's talked himself back to sleep. Unfortunately, I just lay awake listening to his cute babbles and his repetition of all the words he knows and then find myself in major need of coffee in the morning.
So this three-day weekend is all about being together, resting, and restoring. The kids and Daddy started off the weekend by finding this snake at the park right before lunch. C was equally fascinated and frightened. One Ordinary Dad had to hold B back-- lil' man wanted to pick it up and take him home.
C played a bunch of the kids' games and of course had to bring home the most annoying toy known to parents-- a recorder. But it makes her happy and she loves to make music.
~One Ordinary Mom :-)