Well, we are in it this week. Back in the swing of things where the early mornings are completely unpredictable in terms of people’s moods, and in a house with six people that all have varying degrees of morning happiness, it’s been interesting. So my outfits have been leaning more towards whatever is clean on the chair in my room. Because I only have a few minutes for myself before I need to double, triple check to make sure Odette didn’t remove anything from the boys’ lunch, or that everyone has shoes on, and the dogs aren’t following us out the door.
It has been so amazing having Chris home this week while we all transition back into a school routine. The boys are loving the fact that Chris walks them to their classrooms, and is in the car at pick up. It is a rare treat that we are not taking for granted. Particularly me because he has been knocking things off my house to-do list and it is wonderful.
Yesterday after drop off in the morning we headed to Home Depot with the girls, and Chris kept commenting on how taking two kids out is so easy it almost make you want more (as if somehow we completely forgot that we in fact do have, more). Parents are stupid. But we did probably look like a couple of psychos because we had phantom child syndrome. Constantly looking around for kids that were not even there, seeing as how the girls were in the cart. Any swift movement around us and we were like, what was that? Where are the girls? …….still in the cart.
But that after school reunion when those sweet little boys flash us the biggest smile when walking to the car?